Some nice mature notes have started to develop, with gravel, earth and iron notes emerging along with red and dark fruits; There's a slight astringency on the finish that detracts from the wine overall; Still pretty solid
Creamy bouquet with some overripe red fruits, tea and a little oak. Same impressions on the palate. Full bodied. Soft tannin and enough acidity. Seemed to be less over the top than last year, but certainly completely ready.
Nose : blackcurrent, blackberry, cigarbox and tobacco. Hints of liquorice, wet autumn forest soil and toffee. In the mouth, the same fragrance are present. tannins are round and velvety, tertiary aromas are not overwelming andadd texture and complexity. There ia also a hint of eucalyptus, which is present on the finish. Overall very approachable and nice to drink wine, although not typical from Graves.
The first thing that comes into mind when I smell it, is rust. The wine is fully mature. Still some red fruits, but this wine (or bottle?) is past its prime. Still pleasurable Pessac softness. If I had more bottles I would drink them before the year is over.