Purchased at Berns, this wine had a high to mid shoulder fill and an original cork. The wine had a red center and orange/tan rims. The medium+ intensity nose of currants, cherries, clove, mocha, and brown tea was awesome (98 pts?).
In the mouth this wine was ripe and refined. It took quite a while for the lovely rounded tannin to fill the wine out. It kept getting better and better in the glass and I was surprised how solid the wine's core of fruit was.
While it is clearly time to drink this wine, it did take 3 hours in the decanter to show its best. Enjoy!
Most, if not all of the fruit was gone. The wine was holding up otherwise. It was the color of light tawny and possessed a mushroom character rather than fruit. It was intriguing to sip and enjoy. An old wine with a bit left to give.
Brilliant ruby color. Mature mushroom and copper/metallic nose with some remaining dark cherry fruits. A bit tart on the palate, with sour cherry and acid without an hint of tannin left. Classic Lafite with tobacco and lead pencil. Probably better some time back, but on a long, gradual decline that still provides a great experience.
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