My last bottle from this batch, this wine had a gold center and clear rims. The medium intensity nose displayed lemons, marzipan, dried fruit, and soil.
In the mouth this wine was ripe and viscous with a nice mouth-feel. The acidity and length were good but not mind blowing. It seemed to lack a bit of grip compared to the other bottle tasted recently. Then, I realized I had not given it enough air and, sure enough, the acidic grip built up after hour 3 and balanced the wine out. While very good, it doesn't seem likely to provide competition for the '83 and '86.
From an excellent looking bottle, this wine had a brilliant gold center and clear rims. The medium intensity nose displayed lemon, lime, white stone, and a hint of hazelnut.
In the mouth this was medium bodied with crisp lemon & stone flavors. While not particularly think or rich, this wine was ripe and had a nice glycerol feel. However, all that was overwhelmed by the brisk, lemony acidity.
This is classic Bonneau, light and crisp and it lasts forever in the bottle. While I would say this wine is bit past its peak, it probably won't taste much different 5 years from now. If the bottle has nice color, don't hesitate to give it 2+ hours of air.
The last bottle I opened of this wine I poured down the drain. This is a far different matter. Golden yellow, bracing acid, with a very rich and very long toasty buttery essence. Remarkable given its age, more remarkable as a wine.
Old Wine Dinner (Caliterra -Chicago IL): Rich and sweet tropical fruit aromas and flavors. Still quite fresh for its age, this was certainly easy to enjoy but came across a bit "one note" with slightly sweet, slightly caramelized tropical and stone fruit start-to-finish.
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