I was a bit skeptical this would have much life in it when I bought it, but the wine store clerk was insistent it would. Still had a bit of freshness and good fruit to it. Clearly in a tertiary phase. Interesting to be able to have tried a cab franc with that amount of age. Prefer them a bit younger though.
Equally spectacular as the '86 served alongside; yet quite different given the identical provenance. Decanted 45mins ahead. Medium bodied, but deep ruby color. Leather and herbs on the nose. Plums on the palate. Fresh with good acidity, but somehow this felt plusher than the '86. True test: '92 decanter was empty first, even though we poured '86 first. Brilliant with pan-grilled duck breast, glazed apples, lentils. Did I mention the cheese course? (Nettlesome from Valley Shepherd, et al...)
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