Living on borrowed time, I would not hold it any longer. I'd drink it to grab the last of its ripe, soft, truffle infused cherries, tobacco, earth, plum and cigar box character. Nothing lives forever..
Mad for Magnums (Ai Fiori - New York NY): From magnum. Intriguing forest floor and tobacco aromas with lingering black fruit. Less overall appealing flavors, somewhat simple and less support for its earthy character. Slightly drying finish. Perhaps 93 point aromas, 85 point flavors.
Gruaud Larose vertical 1870-2000 (IOD, London): Not chateau bottled - a Nicolas bottling. Light and browning. At first both my neighbour and I thought this was corked, but the taint blew off after a few minutes, leaving a mellow sweet mature claret, but fresh, yet again still with tannin present.
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