Sunday, January 2, 2011 - A great wine, great bottle at its best. Upon opening a whiff of smoke, foggy, barn yardy and really not that promising. Yet the cork was rather clean, considering its age so we were convinced that it would come around.
One hour in the decanter was enough to make it come to live and this wine was by far one of the most beautiful, poetic Bordeaux I had in a very long time. Violet, red brick color. the nose was lavender, autumn leaves, dried dark berries, and very slightly smoky. On the palate, oh beautiful texture of medium body, gliding on the palate effortlessly as if it were a hang glider showing us the past years. Stunning balance of left over fruits, autumn leaves, leather, slightly saline as well. But the way this was singing and dancing on the palate was really fantastic. At the very peak, or even just starting its own graceful fall.