Opened this bottle shortly before drinking it, and decanted it. This was certainly necessary, as there was a lot of sediment. The cork was pretty much on it's last legs, and in fact broke, despite using a long corkscrew. The colour had paled to the point of being almost Burgundian, but the nose was still there, and although not fruity any longer, the flavours had harmonised to the point that it was difficult to pick out individual characteristics. Very old wines like this, to me, tend to taste thin, and there was an element of that creeping in, but it still stood up well to the steak with dolcelatte and cream sauce. Memorable, and very enjoyable.
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