From a pretty nice looking bottle with a 4 cm fill, this wine had a deep red center and orange rims. The medium intensity nose displayed boysenberries, brown spices, and soil. It also evidenced some over ripeness (or rot).
The mouth took a couple of hours to get to the right place. It was ripe with light rounded tannin and some length.
Overall, this a nice mature wine with some noticeable flaws. My guess is that even pristinely stored bottles should be consumed.
very dark, with great spice on the nose. Much more youthful in appearance and taste than expected for a 40 year old botle of wine. I did not get any of the excrement that the other two did and everyone at the table really enjoyed this. And as surprising, it lasted for several hours with falling off too much. great floral and red fruits, with spice. very nice surprise. this is the first of 12 '71's this year to celebrate and this one will be tough to top.
Severe reduction ? Incredible, intense, unpleasant, sulphuruous (dogxxxx) and chocolate nose, gradually blew off over about an hour. Underneath is a weighty, still youthful, wine with lingering floral meat aromas and packed with rich mulberry rich fruit and structure in the mouth. Round full smooth and with good length. But only drinkable if you hold your nose !
Severe bottle stink : incredible, intense, unpleasant, sulphuruous (dogxxxx) and chocolate nose, gradually blew off over about an hour. Underneath is a weighty, still youthful, wine with lingering floral meat aromas and packed with rich mulberry fruit and firmly structured in the mouth. Round, full, smooth and with good length.
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