Brought to angst house for dinner with Dan and Lora. Their neighbor Morgan joined us. Dan made halibut so wine was not quite right with food but really tasty. Opened it about an hour before dinner. Dan and I were the only ones drinking wine but it was great very smooth with a nice soft finish. 19years old and still going strong.
Lovely and youthful at 19 years old. Very longilinear and elegant, a typical 1996, lacks typical Lanessan brawn on the palate. Finishes very long and fresh. Could be kept easily for another 5-10 years. Superb QPR.
Decanted for a couple hours then consumed over and evening saving a glass for day two. Upfront it was in a nice place with mature fruit and resolved tannins, just a hint of pencil lead and a medium finish. Day two it hollowed out a bit and is just not as plesant. I would drink these in the next year or two if you want them at peak.
Garnet, sediment with obvious bricking, Still with a lovely nose of black fruit, barn and fall wood, cedar, refined alcohol....nice sediment, attack with classic Bordeaux refinement, mellow tannins...would buy more
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