Very garnet in appearance, this wine smells of tobacco, forest floor, cedar, dried fruit, nutmeg and something savoury (black olives or mushrooms). The acidity is high, with med+ tannins that have softened with age. The finish is endless, with lots of vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate and licorice.
Last bottle...PNP one night with cod and then drunk 2 different nights over the following 4 nights and very nice on all occasions.....mature but not old and hardly falling apart....good classic Bdx and quite a bargain in the day for $27...pretty wine
Seemed a bit more mature than a '98. Only took 30 minutes to get going. Medium ruby color. Nose of cassis, leather, tobacco, and menthol. Smooth on the palate. Medium finish. Tannins round and not drying at all. After 5 hours, it started to fall apart. Likely has 3-5 years left of drinking well. No need to hold at this point.
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