Opened and decanted and then drank over the course of a few hours next to a 2003 Abreu Madrona and a 1983 Grange. This is a great wine, but it was very much a baby killing. Wine was just a bit more closed down although could see some great potential in it. Would love to try again in 20 years.
Decanted 1.5 hours and continued to improve in the glass. Very sexy wine. Dark color with bouquet of ripe fruits. A lot of red licorice or cherry nibs flavor. Great texture to it. Everything working beautifully and will only improve from here. Drank surprising well at this young age. Perfect with Aussie wagyu steak.
2005 Right Banks, with an interloper from 2000 (Auckland, New Zealand): Ruby hue. Lifted, smokey and musky, with a hint of leaf. Beautiful palate - suave, warm and sweet from the alcohol. This has a long and gorgeous finish. Very modern in style, with no floral aspects, but plenty of (expensive) leather notes, this wine convinces in a profound manner through its quite spectacular fruit.
Sexy, sensuous and silky, the explosion of truffle dark chocolate, plum liqueur and floral scents is just the opening act. The grand finale is the ocean of velvet textured fruits on your palate that waves of pleasure.
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(Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol) Dark, pure and defined fruit on the nose, cleaner than some other wines, purer and certainly appealing, with aromatic wood spice. On the palate a very structured and upright style of Pomerol, with tightly packed and rather polished fruit, and a mildly stony, reserved texture. There is good substance here though, and overall a balanced and direct rather than overly-fleshy or generous style. This will make good drinking in 10 years, or maybe even longer than that.
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