Great for the vintage. Decanted and drunk immediately. Deep, ruddy red color. But the nose is what grabs you -- classic, perfumed, rich berry, saddle, and cedar, absolutely lifting from the glass. Similar solid favors. Delicious if not particularly elegant. Excellent now, but 2-4 years from peak., I'd say.
My kind of Bordeaux. Elegant, perfumed and retrained. Smells of lead pencil, sweet cedar, cassis and violets. It is full and round in the mouth, with creamy fruit and not a hair out of place. There are savoury elements that balance out the wine nicely and length is good.
A Wild Wednesday (Rocknroller's (Kevin & Vicki's Place)): Very dark red/purple color, mild 2-3mm bricked margin. Decanted for about 90 minutes; drank 2 glasses over 2 hours. Nose is fairly classic Bordeaux, earth, a touch of funk, mineral, dark cherry and cassis with hints of graphite. The palate has black and red fruits as well, cassis, black cherry, gravel, nice fine tannins and good mouthfeel on the medium finish. This was another well made and satisfying '02.
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