This deep-to-opaque red/garnet wine was tasted in single-blind fashion at a Right Bank Bordeaux tasting, with the bottle generously provided by D.S. Efffusive of dark chocolate, plum, pipe tobacco and black olive aromas, it follows with a full-bodied, fresh palate of similar flavors. The tannins are medium-weight and slightly dry, while the oak has now nicely integrated. The alcohol (listed as 14.2%) has likewise integrated and is a non-factor. Solid in the middle, it closes with impressive length. I suspect that this wine is entering its plateau and would anticipate that it will be enjoyable for several more years. Drink now-2022.
An inviting nose of blackberry, cherry, herbs and tobacco lead way to a red berried and licorice driven flavor profile along with drying tannins on the silky smooth finish. Modern in style for sure, but delicious to the last drop!
2005 Bordeaux Retrospective (Morrell Wine, 1 Rockefeller Plaza): What a gorgeous, haunting, intense and almost savory nose, showing pretty dark berry, crushed-mulled fruit and spice with sweet herb and dark balsamic tones. On the palate, silky textures gave way to red fruits with hints of pepper and building tannins toward the close. It was long with saturating dark fruit on the finish followed by bitter tones and gruff tannin.
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