A healthy-looking, velvety purple. A nose of decaying woodlands...a whiff of liquorice...smoky treacle, or maybe molasses. On the palate, good acidity, quite a lot of tannins - fine to medium - and good length. All in all, an interesting experience, but no longer a great wine. Or rather, no longer a great bottle - it's just too old, really no fruit at all left. I'm grateful to have tried it, but would prefer a five or ten year old bottle, rather than a 22 year old one. 13%, cork.
Deep purple; a narrow clear rim, but no bricking. On the nose, dried fruit emerges from an underbrush of decay. A reasonably long, dry finish, with significant tannic structure. By itself quite challenging, but with cheese excellent. 13%.
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