Saturday, September 14, 2013 - The Papies 20th Anniversary (Notting Hill Kitchen, Notting Hill, London): From a 6.0L ex-chateau bottle. Decanted for one hour or so , a few decanters, and it helped.
The centre piece for our 20th anniversary and for a 93 Bordeaux it performed very well. The colour shows the age and so does the nose. Classic Bordeaux nose, well secondary, very earthy, leathery. Light spice, light fruit. On the palate it is not a light wine at all. Good weight and very much alive, no green edge at all. Could use a bit more weight on the mid palate and some more length but for a 1993 this was a great wine. Felt in general a lot older than a 90s wine , very pure claret, very elegant and very classic. A 92 for this beauty but a great wine nonetheless.
LLC seems to be making great wines in off vintages as the great 94 (Papies 94) and so on.