Rich nose of plum and baking spices. The palate had a slight off putting tone that made me think this bottle may have been flawed. It was rich and ripe, but slightly off. I'll try another in a year or so, this wine seems built to last.
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Two finds to wrap up an eventful day - thanks to everyone that has inquired regarding the Blue Hill Event - Niki will get back to everyone shortly:
2005 Lagrange (Pomerol)
This wine remains an enigma and I have a parcel at less than first tranche pricing. The winery's refusal to allow most journalists from sampling (and subsequently reviewing) the wine has a US populous that would be eager to support the estate scratching their heads? 2005 was such a strong vintage in Pomerol that it would have been very difficult to mess things up. Secretive or not, this could be a major bargain a decade from now as Pomerol does not cost this little in a vintage like 2005.
1990 Leoville Poyferre 1.5lt (Saint Julien) This wine is quickly becoming a legend - it has surpassed what anyone originally thought possible. It was always highly thought of but the 750ml I had last month was among the finest wines of this precocious vintage - in magnum all bets are off. VERY RARE in magnum and sure to keep escalating in price: