Fabulous example of mature Bordeaux. Decanted to accompany a St. Paddy's meal of Potato, Leek, Mushroom and Chicken pie. The cork was in excellent condition and the wine's color still youthful. The tannins are now velvet and the complexity of taste and aroma makes me think another bottle might be wasted on beef. Full, but not overpowering. Exceptional.
Wines like this make purchasing futures (with self control!) look good. Opened it because the ullage was low. The cork was soaked, but the wine was ... really fine. Classic Pauillac, still youthful, with black fruits/funk/and forest - floral on the finish. Easy match with grilled lamb.