Powerful and youthful. Dark fruits and flowers of nose. Untamed but oddly smooth tannin with spices and woody finish. Lingering, long. Even just a baby Lafite to drink now, it shows all its potential to be great!
Tasted blind. Completely muted, was very difficult to get anything out of it. Some red fruit, hints of cedar and tobacco but not much else. Needs a decade or many hours of decanting if you open one now.
Opened it up for my daughters 13th birthday for her birth year. Decanted for 2 hours but it really opened up after that. I think I would decant this for at least 3 or 4 hours before consuming...then I might give it a higher score.
An excellent bottle that only got better over the 90 minutes it took to drink. Notes of leather, tobacco, and red fruit on nose. Wonderful complex mouthfeel with a long finish. Good for several more decades.
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