Perfectly pleasant. Still some bright color. Pretty one dimensional nose. Palate is a bit more complex. At first a somewhat subdued attack, followed by a pleasant rounded core of subdued red cherry with hints of violets. The finish is abrupt and a bit sharp. There is a lack of acidity here to keep the flavors alive and moving. Decent, but nothing spectacular.
Fully mature deep ruby with zero sediment and slight rust color at the rim. Nose of black cherry, strawberry and lemon zest with the subtlest hint of tar. lovely deep tasting and pervasive, long finish. If a date, this is a 40 year old former beauty queen turned MILF who generates her accolades through sexual prowess.
Okay but not superb. Drink up while the fruit's still there
Decanted it about an hour before drinking. The wine is definitely mature with garnet color. Medium bodied and wonderfully sweet fruit balanced by more nuanced flavors that develop in nicely aged CdP wines. I really enjoyed it, and my only regret was that it was served at a dinner party so I didn't get a chance to see how the wine would have evolved throughout the evening. Thankfully, one more bottle left in the cellar.
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