Old Bordeaux Dinner (Hong Kong Country Club, Shouson Hill, Hong Kong): Light, totally transparent, amber-crimson-sepia hue. Nose is gorgeous: light and fleeting like a water-based perfume, some pencil lead and pencil shavings, tons of fruit still - like confit raspberry. No sign of oxidisation or mustiness. Palate still has a lot of acidic life together with a lightly dusted attic and an old aunt who smells of talcum powder. Lightly resonant but still definitely resonant. For me, a perfect old wine on the nose and impressive for such an unremarkable year. However, this did drop off quite quickly in the glass.
Predictably old. Very pale brown, the colour of lightly brewed tea. No fruit left but tertiary flavours of tobacco and leather show through and length is pleasant. This is a birth year wine for me so it's always a pleasure to drink, even though it was far from its best and was plainly starting off from a poor vintage.
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