[Grand Millesime's Bordeaux:The Legendary Years 1928-1961 dinner at Circa Restaurant, Melbourne] Medium dark garnet, tawny edge. Faint stale & musty taint dissipated somewhat with vigorous aeration; mature black cherry bouquet showing signs of decay with lots of vegetal, cooked green bean, tobacco & pine resin notes. More of the same on the lean & dry palate with quite obvious decadence; not much structure but traces of extraneous acidity peeking through. Modest enervated finish.
In remarkable condition; brickish red (still) clour, right to the edge of the glass.
Nose and palate still showing dominant cassis, with green beans and hints of tobacco. Not extraordinary complexity but beautifully together and remarkably youthful for its 52 years. Showed the longevity of well cellared 1961 Bordeaux. Some thought it was a 1978, it showed that well. Thanks, Bill!
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