This was a very nice Pessac Leognan, but I believe it has started down hill (at least my bottle). I was going to take it for Janet's birthday at the Capital Grille, but I tried it undecanted and decanted and decided to take a 2002 Rothschild instead. As Zavier wrote in 2011, it was a tired wine and I felt decanting pushed it even more. I could still taste what this wine really was and it was very nice. A Bordeaux with earth, tobacco, smoke, herbs, mushrooms and pepper. It was a little light and the finish was relatively short.
Very delicate light appearance. Pale orange rim - ruby/garnet core. Leather and cherries on the nose. Gravel on the edge. Quite lifted and perfumed. Very inviting. some earthy mushroom aromas also. Bright cherry fruits on palate. Very elegant and medium bodied. Slightly sweet edge also. Good length. Sweet spice and fruit on the finish. Excellent.
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