Drank this wine today at Mu Liang Zai to celebrate my dad's birthday. This wine was drank side by side with the 1996 Château Cantenac Brown.
Colour is reddish purple, giving its age away. Has a nice aromatic nose, with plums and plenty of mature oak. On the palate this wine is delicately balanced, with tannins well dissolved at this stage and the red fruits still showing well.
At 18 years of age this wine is still showing magnificently. The balance and structure of the wine is simply amazing.
This is the first of the vintage that has made me worry I've held on too long. Notes of cassis, pepper and black cherries, but no ooomph. The previous several from the same case were remarkably fruit-forward, balanced and elegant. This one seemed worn out and never flourished. I am a huge fan and will hang on to recent tastings, blocking this one out, as I attached my remaining few gems.
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