Color is still red with some brown hues. Nose dried fruit, leather. Palate is medium bodied, smooth and well rounded. A lovely old wine, well aged considering the half bottle and (short) cork closure. Wish I had more left!
a strange experience - opened and decanted on friday evening . Not corked but astringent and very pleasant even 90 mins later . Decided not to throw away and kept in the decanter for 24 hours . Much better the 2nd day but not of the quality I've often tasted from this wine
Much more faded than prior bottles-- purity of black fruits but less intense and oak now intrudes on the nose and mid-palate that I do not recall from prior tasting. Drink now, as fruit seems to be fading more than oak. Nonetheless, among the nine other people present, several tasters preferred this wine to 03, 97, and 94 Beaucastel.
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