This bottle was in great shape even though it was obvious that it must have been spectacular 20 or so years ago. The acidity had won slightly over the sweetness, which was still present but fading. Nose was typical earthy, underwood. On the palate malt, earth, cedar, spices, some greenness. Very good.
Very transparent, almost orange color... the nose is very gamey, a bit Madaira like with brown sugar... taste has zero tannins, very light sweet fruit, hint of acidity... improving after 5 minutes aeration... but then dying quickly after 15 minutes in the glass... impressive to see that the wine is still alive after 83 years in the bottle!!!
From an original bottle and original cork, this wine was in perfect shape for an 80 year old bottle. Dust red in color, your nose is greeted by light aromas of black fruit, tobacco, earth, forest, spice and leather aromas. Light on the palate, with very soft, black fruit and spice flavors, the wine does not offer a long finish. It trails off a little too quick. The mouth feel is round and opulent, but a little small. Still, it was an honor tasting this wine with my father and so many friends from Bordeaux.
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