Excellent fill at base of neck; capsule and cork in good condition. Opened and double decanted for one hour. At open, quite alive, with a light garnet/tawny color. A little dusty on the nose, but mostly muted red fruit (!), earth, and some mature aromas. Palate is light, with a bit of fruit behind more savory elements and pronounced tartness/sourness. In all, surprising verve, pretty nose, palate past peak but not completely dead yet. Nice!
PnP w/30 min decant. Dry, crumbled cork w/very little stain. Strained/filtered in decanter. Some sediments. End product fairly clear, med/thin red color with just a touch of brown edge. After 10 min, initial funk blew off and nose better than expected with "old wine" notes but fruit did shine through. Taste profile: nutty, dust, stone, cola, cedar, forest floor, mud. Fully resolved tannins/acids, med fruit middle and finish. Slight cork but only at the the very end of finish. Fairly refined and good balance overall, well past it's prime. Still quite a treat.
The wine looks Caramel colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Dust, Stoniness, Medium Toast, and Rose. It tastes like Black currant (cassis), Prune, Dust, Medium Toast, and Cedar. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Silky texture. The wine finishes Medium.
Impressive old Lafite though not perfect. Amber edges and lighter in color. Nose with mature flavors -- nutty with a hint molasses and cola. Nice soft palate -- pleasant though not big/layered and lacking a bit in complexity.
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