Transparent orange colour. Intensely aromatic, sweet nose. Light bodied but full flavoured. Sweet fruit, caramel, charcoal. Overall, the palate is savouy, light soy. Seemless integrated oak. High but balanced acidity. 12%. Great. Tasted next to the 2001 which has a long way to go to measure up to the 1991.
I love Todonia's mature whites, but I'm increasingly less convinced about the reds - too little fruit to support the other attributes of this most traditional of styles. Murrieta, 904, 890, CVNE all far more convincing at this maturity. The end of affair..........
Tasted double blind. Burnt orange colored. Odd nose of tangerine rind, iron, and hot car leather. Light bodied, tangerine notes, very strong iron palate. Tastes like the old iron weights you might see in an old garage-gym. This is clearly old, but distinctly not dead. I would say if this is in anyone's cellar, definitely open it up right now. Not anything great, but certainly more interesting than a predictable and boring young Kool-Aid bomb.
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