Corinna's birth year, she is present tonight. No 49799. P&P. top shoulder, cork crumbly but extracted without debris. clear. sediment adherent to the glass. still a good fruit component, very much like the other bottles. remember: be patient with this...opened up after 2 hours. marvelous.
Not expecting much here granted it is from a weak vintage in the Gironde region. No. 66543 @ 12% ABV. The claret pours a rusty dark orange hue with considerable amounts of bricking at the edge. The legs of the wine are moderate at length. The nose definitely tells the tale of this unremarkable year in the valley. There are strong hints of greenness in the wine due to the unripe berries. This is accompanied by prominent notes of leather, tobacco, peppercorns and miso. Only a faint back note of plum fruit remains. On the palate, much of the fruit is gone but the tannic structure is still present. Prominent tastes of black tea, oak and tobacco remain. Despite the lackluster taste, the tannins are well integrated and silky, making the texture is quite enjoyable despite the absence of the traditional Bordeaux opulence. Nevertheless, the finish is rather muted as shrieking acidity kicks in. The length is short to medium. Although the wine is far from impressive, at 30 USD, this wine exhibits a very good QPR.
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