Opened to breathe for 2h and enjoyed over an afternoon with garden salad and chicken sandwiches. Consistent with my previous notes, this tastes kinda funky immediately after opening, but after about an hour settles down into an earthy, woodsy bdx with ample red fruit, oak and tobacco on the nose and palate.
Opened to breathe for 1h. Lots of earthy and woodsy aromas, coupled with berry fruit. A dirty Bdx for sure but lots of fruit and cedar. Tannins completely integrated. Well within its drinking window; I will try to hold off for a year before I open my last bottle. Tonight with grilled Alaskan salmon.
Opened to breathe for 4h; slow ox. Consistent with my previous notes. A great whiff of cedar and tobbaco, followed by a swish of these flavors on the palate (more woodsy I suppose), red fruit, and still some soft tannins. Still has some life left, quite tasty now. A very pleasant Bdx with smoky curried chicken thighs that I've grilled outside in the snow.
Opened to breathe for 2h. Cigar box, leathery earthy smell, bell oepper notes. Medium body, bright sour cherries, leather oak and tannin. Still has some room to improve a little but drinking well now. Not a heavy hitting serious wine but a great value for a 10y Bdx. Consistent with my previous notes from Dec 2013.
Cedar and leather on the nose, smooth and leathery on the palate, no tannins. The fruit is very subtle, cherries mostly, that emerge slowly 2h after opening.
Almost a completely different wine on the second day, leather and cedar have receded far into the background and in their place is bright cherries and tart plums. I think 2h should be the minimum this wine needs to open up.
Nice, elegant Pomerol wine. Inky purple. Cigar box and black currants on the noise. Well balanced. Silky smooth textured. Juicy palate, dark chocolate, red fruits and a touch of leather, soft tannins. Mature enough and ready for drinking now. Good for value.