Color: medium red Nose: still alive & kicking! Mainly earth and mushrooms, not much primary fruits, green streak after 2 hours Palate: delicious old Bordeaux, very mellow, and till has some red fruits, drink up if you have this trot, I enjoyed this Trot Rated: 92
One of the most beautiful Bordeaux I've had in a while. So floral,with wonderful fruit, such captivating complexity and a persistent finish. This is an amazing reminder for me, if I ever needed one, of how well a classic, well aged Bordeaux can taste. The pedigree and class of this is so obvious. Perhaps '81 is undervalued, especially in the shadow of '82..my rating here is very conservative; am trying to keep my exuberance restrained...
Bottle high shoulder, good condition, cork soaked nearly to top. Popped and decanted. Initial funk blew off in a few minutes. Soft Pomerol, tannins resolved. Nice nose of licorice, earth, mint etc. Held up reasonably well for an hour or so over dinner. Fully ready, drink up.
Briar/bramble, blackberry and cherry aromas to the nose. Nicely weighted, medium bodied palate with tannins pretty much resolved and drinking close to its peak. Very nice, it needs to be consumed in the near future.
(at Abacrombie – Baltimore) Brighter orange/brick than the Gruaud Larose. The nose is cherry and plum, graceful but also with a exotic streak. More flamboyant than the more classic GL. Bright initial attack, this medium bodied wine is a pleaser with bright fruit that quickly fades to a weak finish. Very good, it is a wine to drink up. (15)