A beautiful wine at slightly past its peak but there was so much to like here, who cares? Soft and silky, with the patina of age in the color and the nose, the texture caressed your palate, and the fresh, sweet, spicy, earthy, red fruits tasted and felt great! Popped and poured, I would not hold this any longer.
Rare Wine Dinners: Bordeaux 1921-1975 (Bentley Restaurant, private dining room): This wine is typically 80% Merlot, 20% Cab Franc. So floral. Classic Bordeaux nose too - cassis, cedar, tobacco. The palate is medium bodied, with sweet fruit. It's lush, fragrant with perfumed intensity. Perfectly weighted. With time, it delivers some chocolate mint. Lovely, mature Bordeaux, which held up well in the glass over 20-30 minutes.
A private lunch (Restaurant De Burgemeester *, Linschoten, Netherlands): Upper/top shoulder level. Unknown bottling. The label does not indicate the name of a négociant but it does not specify Château bottling either. Label is identical to the one displayed. Mature but lively appearance; lovely, lifted nose of smoky bacon and oak, vestiges of fruit, floral touches, excellent depth; subtle and layered palate, sweet fruit, harmonious and elegant, seductive, beautifully rounded; lovely length, complete finish, cedar. Excellent condition, no signs of decay whatsoever.
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