Spice, white pepper and light funk on the nose with a background mustiness. Smooth and elegant. The nose for the first hour outperformed the score noted here. Dark cherry and light plum on the palate with a slightly acidic backpalate. Light spice well balanced with the remaining fruit. Palate faded significantly after 45 minutes. More subtle than the '47 at this point, still paired well with lamb t-bone. Definitely a drink now in 750 format.
Certainly beyond its peak and on the decline now. Tannins have mellowed down significantly. However, certianly not vinegary. The wine just reminded me of the comfort one gets from a quiet mellow evening with an old friend :-)
Dark red. Mint and spice on the nose. Juicy, fleshy and chewy in the mouth. Oily with marvellous depth of complexity, brilliant structure and definition, great power and flavour notes of coffee, cappucino and vanilla. Tonnes of power and concentration and hard to pin point as a wine nearly 60 years of age. The wine is extremely feminin and delicate in spite of the power and intensity, and there is a 60 second finish with a coffee-cocoa flavour component and endless layers of fruit. Infinitely better that the bottle I had three weeks ago. Simply marvellous.
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