Bouteille bien conservée, plus jeune que l'âge apparent. Nez très bordelais. Un bel mélange de tabac, de cuir et de sous-bois. Bouche multidimensionnelle, suave et luxuriante. Un vin exceptionnel, prêt à boire.
San Diego WineSpectator.com Offline, 5/17/2014 (Grant Grill, U.S. Grant Hotel, San Diego): Decanted 30 minutes before tasting. Clear deep blood-garnet color. Classic Bordeaux bouquet of bright fresh red cassis, cherries, cigar humidor, stony soil, dried rose petals, and black truffles. Similar on the palate, seamless and balanced, medium-full body with lingering finish. As enjoyable as 1989 Palmer (tasted in 2010) for less than half the price. My #3 in this flight.
After 1hr decant, a balance of sweet cherry and gun-barrel on nose and in mouth; fine, smooth tannins, & still-bright finish, 59-62F in glass. 2nd day, after fridged and vacuum-packed at 40F then decanted for 1hr — same qualities somewhat muted; as glass gets to 66F nutmeg-toffee dominates, w/ tannins more evident after accompanying pork roast is finished. Stored at 56F since purchase in early 90s, at $13.99, discounted from $29.99 (!).
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(Château Malescot St. Exupéry) Fragrant herbal, mushroom, dried mushroom and rainwater nose, that opens after 15 minutes or so to a plum and raspberry nose; tasty, tangy, plush, red fruit, plum and black cherry palate with sweet tannins; medium-plus finish