Double-decanted for sediment before going to restaurant. Soft, plummy, mature. Red and black plums, low acids, resolved tannins. Some tobacco and a little earth. Pleasant workmanlike claret. I might have guessed Graves blind, but I would have not gotten 1988 in lots of tries- maybe 1997! Perfectly acceptable, went well with food (might could have used a bit more body for her steak),. but most importantly served its symbolic purpose. B
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