A strong wine with plenty of dark fruits and earth and a strong graphite spine. It has a hint of chocolate and a strand of liquorice weaving through the flavour profile. Tannins still hold onto the finish with authority.
Farewell wine dinner for Samson (Stanley Deli @ TST): An interesting oldy, light ruby looking claret with red fruit profile at the back. Mature bouquet of red cherry, prune, mushroom, damp earth and hint of gravel stone. Palate is rather lean and light, though acidity is nicely balance with cherry meat and tobacco notes. Quite a nice way to start off the dinner.
Starts off with something a little chocolatey but breathes up to be very Pauillac (whatever the fuck that is). There's some briary fruit, black earth, smoked meats, tobacco and cedar. It is in a nice place with nice proportion and balance . There's strength to the wine despite the fact that structutal elements have obviously softened. It gets better and better in the glass.
Opened two bottles, one was dead the other one was good but not great. I is obviously on its way down. Beatifull colour, good smell of old Pauillac, terroir, nice taste lasting in the mouth for some time
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