Initially I thought lacking in fruit. But lately I have been drinking a lot of Calif. Pinot. As time went on, I really liked the acidity and balance, and with dinner it was perfect. This is a well aged Bdx, and is drinking very well. It has gotten older than I intended, but it is still a beautiful bottle of wine. I still have a number of bottles left, so it will be fun to track this wine over the next several years. No rush to drink up, but won't get any better, so enjoy!
The color is dark and deep ruby and the nose is earthy with forest floor, mushroom, and a hint of tobacco. A traditional style Bordeaux with the palate showing blackberry, licorice, forest floor, a hint of fig, menthol, and mushroom. Low acidity and low/medium tannins with just enough bitterness to keep it refreshing. Medium body with a rounded, medium length finish. A very good drink now but will stand a few more years of cellaring.
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