What a great bottle! Decanted (narrow bottom decanter) for about 90-120 min beforehand (big change over that time). Smooth, fruit present, tannins resolved. A joy to drink. I have one more, and it will be going soon.
It seems as if this wine is in some sort of stasis. My impression of this bottle is very similar to the impressions I had of bottles I consumed in '08 and '11 -- a well balanced wine (obviously a Bordeaux) with some fruit that benefits a bit from decanting.
Very nice bottle. Fruit not that prominent, but reasonably well-balanced nevertheless. Seemed to benefit a bit from decanting (smoothed out a bit but did not change dramatically). #2 in what I have decided is a week of '98 Bordeaux.
Very nice bottle. Nose not that pronounced, but tannins in check. After a bit of air time, the fruit came out nice and sweetly. Don't know if more time will change anything. Even if it doesn't, it's still worth it.
Day 2 -- fruit pretty much gone. Still a decent bottle, but I will drink the next one completely -- oh well, the responsibilities one must endure.
A dark ruby color. Perfumes of black fruit and black berries and damp wood but still somewhat closed. Oaky tannins poke out of this harmonious wine a little bit and complement the slightly tart cherry and plum flavours that have good length on the finish and work well with rich foods.
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