This was a low shoulder fill bottle (otherwise looked good) that I managed to kick over while doing some cellar work - alas for my clumsiness and I was able to save only a small glass (with ample sediment). I let it settle a bit and then breathed in those beautiful soft earth aromas of Pichon. This particular bottle was quite mature, but lovely and deserved a much better end. My cellar has a lovely fading bouquet now.
From Jero. Absolutely superb nose of tobacco, herbs, dark fruit and a hint of mint. Very fresh, round and lively on the palate. Love the Pichon silky texture. Perfectly balanced and excellent grip on the long finish. No doubt the format helped the youthful nature.
HDH auction tasting at Tru (Chicago, IL): Served with truffled gnocchi. From jeroboam. Very herbaceous on the nose with tons of green pepper notes. Showing a lot of secondary characteristics with lots of weedy, tobacco notes. Light on its feet with fully resolved tannins. Lovely vein of acidity to hold things together. Medium-long finish. This is what all claret should aspire to.
Wines Tasted at HDH Auction (Tru - Chicago IL): From Jero. Sensational aromatic start with lots of cigarbox that made me think of a fine Cuban cigar. Well complemented with lingering black fruit and a very appealing barnyard element. Almost identical on palate, perhaps just ever-so-slightly less nuanced. Very long and elegant.
HDH Auction (Tru - Chicago, IL): Beautifully spicy nose of red fruit, tobacco, and balsamic. Palate was lush, vibrant, layered, and just perfectly balanced. Loved this wine and thought it had the elegance, power and complexity you'd expect from this Chateau in this vintage.
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