PNP: Cassis and leather. Quite dense. Fresh acidity with marked tannins. Juicy and youthful. Long. Felt this should be cellared another 4-5 years. Day 2: Left overnight, it had opened up somewhat. Still plenty of cassis, but more earthy/banyard notes. Tannins still some flexing towards the finish. More velvety. Would still recommend cellaring to catch further upside, although this will never be up there of course. A nice, reliable claret that I think will pair well with beef.
K&L Old and Rare Wines Blind Tasting (K&L, San Francisco): Ruby with little bricking; red fruit, complex, spicy, green bell pepper, middle aged; full bodied, approachable tannins, good depth of fruit; medium finish. 90s mid tier Bordeaux, classified growth? 92 Upon reveal: Again, another strong showing for Lanessan. Drank way above its reputation and priced well for aged bordeaux at $70.
Typically claret. Nose now a little subdued and lacking the obvious cedar notes of previous bottles, slightly lactic aromas. Mellow, cabernet-led, fruit holding up with a nice balanced feel. Showing well against its more illustrious peers tonight. Very solid CB to minor CC level in a lovely vintage. ***
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