15th Annual Lyon 10 Year Retrospective (Chez Lyon in Eugene, OR): Similar to the one tasted 2 days prior. But this bottle was from Hugh and leaned more towards black fruit w/ some add'l iron mineral notes. Some typical CdP spice gave it away as a "non-ringer". Has a few years left. Iodine more obvious on day 2: 92 pts.
We liked this a lot for the price and pedigree. Medium garnet color, it has all the usual CdP spice, anise, saddle, underbrush notes along with red > black fruit. The texture is plush almost opulent. Balance is great; this is on plateau, but certainly no risk of dying soon. A great preview to an upcoming 2001 CdP tasting!
Surprisingly tight. Started to come around after two hours in the decanter. Needs 5-6 years. Medicinal cherry, licorice, cassis nose. Beautiful, clean, silky structure. Meaty, with dark, dark berries and black licorice coating the mid-palate (No oak in sight!). Developed sticky brown sugar component after 2.5 hours. Medium finish. This will certainly gain complexity.
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