Dark red color with mild bricking and a 2mm clear meniscus. Very nice nose with lots of graphite, followed by tobacco, cassis that evolves to creme de cassis, earth, mushrooms. The palate has medium-full body, seems slightly thin on the mid palate, but has nice cassis and black cherry flavors and a medium plus finish. This appears mature now.
Very dark red color. This was much bigger and more dense than the '90, showing significant tannins and much less integration at this point. I'm not sure that this got any decanting before serving, but it could have used some. Over the course of the evening, this came together considerably and showed ripe cassis and forest floor to balance the tannins. Decanting is a must.
Very dark red color. Wonderful nose with creme de cassis, black cherry, truffles, earth. The palate is soft and velvety, elegant and refined. Long finish. This wine is in a perfect place. Decanted for 20 minutes.
Very dark red color. Nose shows sweet black currants, mulberry, cedar, a bit of scorched earth. The palate is full bodied with round tannins and nice acid, cherries and red berries come through along with currant. Medium finsih. Very nice.
Very dark red/purple. This was still pretty tight, but the pedigree shows, deep concentrated fruit with oak and tannins that dominate now. This will need more time or a significant decant. Impression is 92-93+ with time.
Very dark red. This baby was tight. Not showing nearly what a previous bottle did a 7 months ago. Unsure the decant time given, i believe it was less than an hour though. Earth, pencil lead, oak, black fruit, gravelly, with prominent tannins and wood. 91+, but not open for business tonight.
Dark red/purple color. Second time with this in a few weeks. Very consistent with previous notes: decanted 2-3 hours, funky, cigar, cassis, blackberry, meat. Palate has medium-full body and a medium finish. 92+pts.