a developed nose, though quite delineated and vivid aromas of raddish, beek jerky infused blood orange, sweet sous bois, spice, caramel, brown sugar, truffle, autumn leaves and soil tones. Fine and elegant in the mouth, finishing with lively tannin and ends with a touch of spice. Good length with perfectly integrated structure. This was also from a very low fill bottle.
A really big disappointment. I purchased this wine in 1984 at a charity auction. As soon as I removed the seal my heart sank. The cork looked as if it had leaked. The cork crumbled as I removed it. Lots of sediment, cloudy. Sour like a flat vinegar. After 1 taste we poured it down the drain. Ouch!
Fill at neck line was certainly a worrying sign. A fragile cork didnt help the cause. This was decanted to rid the sediments. A pale red colour. I was expecting a better nose to palate; alas, the palate actually came out better than the nose! Nose was tea and most of all pruney - I feared the worst but perhaps this is the characteristics of aged wine. On the palate, much more youthful! The mouthfeel was thicker than what the nose would have suggested. I got both red fruits and earthy flavours. Wasnt sure how long the fruits would have lasted though coz the wine was polished off in no time. A lingering minerality towards the finish. All about sophistication and charm. A perfect ending to a nite of get-together with wine kakis (wine pals). Tks to pal Kenny for sharing his DRC.
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