Dinner at home with C's (Singapore): After our guests had left, my wife surprised me by saying that all the wines were drunk and she had not had much of them, so pulled the cork on this 06 which I was hoping would be ready to drink without decant. The wine has changed very substantially in the 3 years since my last bottle. Gone is the light, red berried and elegant Margaux. This has now good medium (+) weight, with plenty of fruit at the darker end of the spectrum and strong roasted coffee notes. Fun to drink even if I would not mind the toast to be a bit more absorbed by the fruit. Can drink now but likely more balanced and better in 2 years. 92
Absolutely adored this. Had it after a 2001 Comtesse de Lalande and this was far superior. As others have noted, very smooth. Lots of finesse and a beautiful delicate depth. I'm no good at naming the flavours, so I'll say "it tasted like good red wine." But it was good. Very good.
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