enjoyed at brandons on a sunday afternoon. this appears to be a bottle they reconditioned at the winery in 1981 according to the cork.
nose: insanely complex. squid ink, farm communities, much more
palate: very aggressive at first. med bodied. racy exciting complex intense tobacco (green tobacco was mentioned) thrilling wine. after 30-45 minutes the air attacked it and it declined. wonderful bottle.
Dark, bricked garnet with med-lite viscosity in the glass. Giving nose of green tobacco, antique leather, dried mushroom, tart plum, nutmeg, graphite and raspberry. Medium body with high-toned fruit on the palate. Tart, elegant plum and strawberry with secondary dusty earth, mushroom and minty green notes. Unharmonious acidity and tannin showed abrasively dry grip. Long, tight and green finish. A treat to taste this vintage.
This was a pristine bottle and was able to pull the cork very easily without breaking.
Fantastic nose that developed over 2 hours, at first it was a bit dusty with some leather and old cloth, but then some really nice herbal and curry notes developed turning even a bit into dried plums. In the palate quite dominant acidity, but still very pleasant to drink.
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