Medium deep brick red. Still some primary fruit on nose, strawberries and other warm summer fruit reminiscent of a medium aged Burgundy. Quite heady and with more spice and leather on palate. Noticeable acid and tannin on finish. Good with duck breast, crushed potatoes with olives and minted peas. 3+/5
Dark garnet. Quite a lot of sediment so it needed decanting. Had it with lunch and it was closed with some earthy/animal notes coming out. At dinner it was ready for business with dark spicey fruit, damp earth, olive, some animal notes. Medium bodied with low to medium acidity and somewhat more developed vs the nose. Medium to long finish. Nice but past its peak.
drank over three nights, good and proper Jaboulet HLC, and much better than most of the 1990's bottles i have had, not a long lifer, seemed plenty rounded, med plus body, enough acid but not for much more aging, plenty of dark fruit and a healthy dollop of mushrooms, drank over three nights and it held up, i would drink of next few years
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