Medium ruby color. This had some pretty strong barnyard manure aromas that took some time to taper off. When they did, the nose yielded red cherry, leather, cinnamon, and faint nail polish remover (?ethyl acetate). Average weight on the palate. Medium finish. Still has noticeable tannins. Hard to say how much time is left with this wine, as everything seemed a bit off. Perhaps this was on off-bottle; I can only hope.
Westchester Wine School - The Right Bank (Red Bordeaux) (White Plains, NY): Drank blind at WWS right bank Bordeaux tasting vs. 1999 Ferrand Lartigue (St. Emilion). Somewhat cloudy ruby color, age apparent from the browning at edges. Nose of mushrooms & earth. Dark fruits on the palate, along with various tertiary elements, particularly leather & coffee. Some spice here too. Good length. Overall, a very pleasant, fine example of a mature bordeaux still drinking well that I had never before experienced.
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