What a pretty wine. So refined. Bravado and baby fat long gone. Great from entry to finish. Just rolls right along across the palate. Great finish. A mature pleasure. Drinking so well right now it's hard to imagine improvement, but certainly showing no signs of wear.
1990 Bordeaux tasting in 2015 - round #1 (The Traklin - new location): double decanting for sediments removal 2 hours prior to drinking light red colour with brownish rim delicate tertiary aromas of leather & fungi medium bodied, lean, soft integrated tannins, good acidity level, nice harmony, light oak-vanilla, spicy hints, enjoyable more on the nose
This bottle seemed more subdued and reserved than others I've had in the past. A couple hours of decanting did not change it. Black and blue fruits with a gentle layer of tobacco, leather and dried herbs underneath. Nearly silky smooth. No sediment to speak of.
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(Gruaud Larose) The first wine had a clean nose with hints of green olive and bean, gamy in that direction. Its fruit was meaty, and its aromas were rich and hearty with nice spice. Cedar and minerals emerged from underneath, as did traces of leather. It was very open compared to the second wine, and while its fruit had some richness, its body was lighter in style. The wine with which it was served knocked it back a bit. Peter of the AlcoholiHKs nailed the wine – it was the 1990 Gruaud Larose (93).
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