Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - ending the year with bordeaux (ward's apartment, chicago): nose: very deep and elegant nose filled with mature tones of saddle leather, cassis, bits of black tea, dark cherries, and bits of cranberries. Very well evolved and singing right now. What got me though was that there was a lack of the ripeness or fruitcake tones that I've gotten from the 90s that I've had
taste: very smooth with a plush feel and silky texture providing tones of black cherries, saddle leather, cassis, slight bits of florals, and some black tea tones. Classic St Julien Polish and elegance that is very deep and pure.
Overall: in a beautiful place right now. Perfectly evolved, this should hold like this for a long time. Great depth and balance that just reigns it all together with a very smooth texture. This is fully mature, but I am personally missing some of the fruitcake tones that have been a hallmark of the 90s that I've had, though I'm not missing it enough to really care too much