Did not age well. Cork also saturated. Had to dispose. The wine looks Rosy colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like and Dust. It tastes like Burnt, and Toast. The body is Light. The wine is textured Coarse. The wine finishes Short.
Pulled from a 50 degree cellar and tasted alongside a '76 Dry Creek Sonoma County Cabernet. Color was remarkably healthy, dark read heart with bricking at the edges. Cork came out in one piece, still in good condition. When first opened it showed some strong maderization notes on the nose, along with some sweet caramel and cigar smoke. Palate was somewhat thin but with pretty notes of cassis, leather, tobacco leaf and nice acidity. But with about 15 minutes of air, the wine really got going - putting on weight and sweetness, while the mouthfeel rounded out. The nose blossomed as well with notes of eucalyptus and rose petals along with creamy red fruits. With further time the wine continued to gain weight - almost 'mouth-filling' in the last sips as the 34 year old tannin showed some great grip!
Surpised by how this 30 year old wine stood up. Definitely some bricking, but still dark in color. Bouquet strongly reminiscent of a wine cellared for 30 years. Very earthy. Interesting experience that left me suprised by how this wine stood up.
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