Purchased in 1990 in halves and well stored since. Much more golden orange than the last (half) bottle (5 years or so ago). Not too sweet or marmalady. A lovely fresh Barsac which has acquired a lot of complexity. Good acidity and length. Can't see it improving but will last another 10 years I guess.
Top shoulder, good cork. Pretty dark in colour, orange around the rim, deep golden centre. Wonderful nose - orange zest, marmalade, spices, burnt sugar. On the palate quite sweet at first, notes of honeyed fruit, then orange zest bitterness, then much spicier, fresher, leading to a persistent, vibrant finish. Excellent. Drink or keep. 93-95
Dark gold to pale orange. Quite a mature nose with savoury hints. Profile of apricot, Seville orange and touches of mandarin. Fully ready, this will probably hold in a good place for another decade or so. Not a top Climens but very enjoyable ****+
Valentine's Day Lunch at Flemings with Virgie and Joe and Kathy and I. Opened a 375 ml bottle bought on pre arrival years ago, no seepage, cork popped in one piece, paired with whole fresh berries on top of crème brulee, straw gold in the glass, nose of spring flowers, honey, caramel, and pear juice, more of the same on the palate, at it's peak, elegant, mouth coating fruit, medium body, long, long finish.
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