Popped and decanted for a quick 20 minutes. The nose had leather, cassis, herbs and wet forest floor. It is drinking in its prime window with at least 5 more years in this window if the condition is good. The wine kept changing in the glass with the palate giving me a smoothe and round finish. This is a fine example of a mature second growth. I would drink this now, but it has at least 10 years life ahead.
Slowly decanted in bt, garnet with rim in brick red. Nose of leather, cassis and autumn leaves. Vibrant in mouth offering good structure and very fine balance of acidity, tannin resolving, black fruits, long lasting aroma, many 80s wines are in their prime drinking windows, this too but shall hold.
Time to Taste 2000 Bordeaux (R&D's): Double decanted quickly off its sediment and rebottled before being poured with dinner three hours later. Terrific roasted herb, red fruit and tobacco aromas. Flavors of red fruit and tobacco. Cedar, leather and forest floor notes emerge with a little more air. Nicely balanced and ready to go but will hold for a while.
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