From a magnum. Fruity, elegant and feminin aromas, like a typical St. Julien, and quite different from the heavy and extracted vintages they released later. Less fruit in the mouth, but still elegant and racy. A very good Gruaud, and not tired at all.
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.
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