Monday, September 17, 2012 - A small 2002 Bordeaux Retrospective (Maude's Liquor Bar, Chicago IL): nose: oak is certainly there with tones of creosote, dark red fruits, dark cherries, some floral tones and coffee grinds as well. While the oak is upfront, things were more in place together for me. Still, oak influences are the dominant tones with some fruit as well.
taste: full bodied with chewy tannins, but they aren't truly overpowering. The tones of coffee grinds, dark red cherries, smoke and some dark red fruits are a bit brutish and bigger right now.
overall: The oak is certainly there, as well as some extraction, but it does come off as working together. I'm not sure how this will develop and where it will go.