Very expressive nose of earth, leather, black fruit and a hint of iodine. Over 3 hours this gained a wonderful sweetness of red fruit intermixed with mature Bordeaux flavors of tobacco and graphite. Long finish.
Berry Bros & Rudd bottling. Level into neck. Lovely nose once I got past the volatile acidity, a little leatheriness giving the impression that there might be some Rhone grapes in this. Slightly astringent on the palate, but very lively for its age. Faded quite fast.
nose: a really nice amount going on right now and this has held up very well. Filled with notes of tobbacco, black currant, pencil shavings, sour cranberry, and leather. Amazing how deep the nose is and really classic bordeaux
taste: very nice feel on the palate with tobbacco, leather, pencil shavings, and some black currant. If only the flavors were as deep as the nose
overall: this one is still kicking big time. So elegant and wonderful weight on the palate it's obvious that this wine was kept very well as it is very complex. the finish dies a bit fast, but it's very enjoyable to have a wine this old that is in this condition
From a bottle obviously well stored. Cork was soaked almost all the way through and came out without a struggle. Delicious bottle of old school St. Julien that got better and better the more air it got. By no means a great wine but still a pleasure to drink.
A mature, browning red. There is some deep, sweetish hedgerow fruit on the nose along with some big cassis notes. It ha a nice round palate with a certain meaty fleshiness and some rather direct fruit. It is just about showing its age, but it’s by no means to its detriment. Enormous length. Excellent.
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(Chateau Léoville-Poyferré St Julien) A moderately deep colour here, a little murky perhaps, but an attractive appearance all the same. A sweet, meaty, roasted nose, with a glorious perfumed character. It has a mineral freshness, edged with a little toffee and cloves. Finely textured on the palate, sweet and rounded, quite complete, a touch fleshy and grippy, this is really admirable. A little freshness too. Very good indeed.