2 hour decant. Showed silky and refined, but not profound. Seemed to open up and do better with the last of our lamb chops. It didn't seem "done" - at the same time, it's probably not getting better. Drink up.
This wine always seems a bit thin and metallic for a while before it gains momentum. Then it develops more roundness as it airs, with notes of leather and dark plum and spices which make it very pleasurable.
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(Chateau Lafon-Rochet St Estèphe) From half-bottles. The most mature colour of the four wines tasted gives some clue as to the age. The nose is classic although quite dense. It starts off with a touch of sweet fruits and some notes of oak, but opens out to reveal vegetal notes of arriving maturity. On the palate it is rounded, a touch grippy, with a little unresolved tannin, although overall it has a loose, open-knit feel to it. Low to moderate acidity. At present seems poorly integrated and awkward, muddy is a description that comes to mind, like some other 1995s I have tasted recently.
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