This was somewhat of a disappointment, but what else to expect really?
Way past its peak. Nose is dusty with lots of dried fruit, a little funky stable floor, leather, tobacco, some green notes and wet wheat biscuits. There is plenty here that reminds me of old vintage port.
Medium+ acidity, very dry but with some fruit left that reminds me a lot of raisins. Distinct, but mature tannins. Decent intensity and a fairly long finish. Better on the palate than on the nose.
Bottle and level in excellent condition. Due to sediment insise, decided to decant. This wine survived over 4 hours and improved after two hours. Am a sucker for old vintage, but this Margaux topped them all. In all honesty its over its peak, but one can still enjoy it very much.
Birthday year wine, consumed on my 35th birthday dinner.
Pop & Pour based on recent notes. This baby is clearly past it's prime. But initially there were still quite a bit of fruit. Soft floral, rose petals, leather, tarry goodness. Tannins completely resolved, wine was in balance. Flavors carried well to the palate. Not a very long finish as the power is gone.
An hour or so after opening the fruit completely went away. To know the grapes were growing when I was 'growing' makes it interesting. Enjoyed with Alan, Sophia, Andrew, Amanda and Angel. Wonderful company, special night.
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