This fully mature Margaux had a brick red color. After a very difficult decorking, the wine was strained and decanted for 90 minutes. It's nose was earthy, with some dark cherries and other fruit. It tasted of plums, cherries, and blackberries. There was a little tobacco and cedar also tasted. The wine was medium bodied, and complex. The finish was moderate with well integrated, silky smooth tannins.
This bottle was consumed along with a very bold and masculine 2007 Darioush Cabernet and a relatively tame 2004 Cornas.
This was delicious. We popped and poured and let it open in the glass. A bit of decant would have been better, but it was lovely, mature and interesting to taste as it opened. Just got two more while they last.
Lovely earth, pepper and cherry nose. The palate was much lighter than I expected with great integration of acid and the slightest bit of tannin for structure. Lovely strawberry, dark cherry, earth, and tobacco flavors, this had a finish reminiscent of a pinot more than your typical Bordeaux, but that all worked like crazy here. Deliscious and a steal at $40.
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