From half bottle. PnP. Out of a half bottle, I was expecting more development, but this was still primary. It had a coffee, tannic finish which took down the score for me. Still the complexity was there.
This, to me, is quintessential Graves, which is my favorite appellation within Bordeaux. Decanted for two hours. Great length with good ripe fruit in the mid palate. It has the mineral,earthy complex finish that only great Bordeaux can claim. Great balance with supple tannins. Drinks younger than a 15 year old wine . This is in an excellent early drinking window and should last 10 years or more.
Still young and somewhat closed this 14 year old Pessac. Dense red claret color in the glass. On the nose blueberries, mint and some oak. Nicely acidic in the mouth with some noticeable tannins. Not at all secondary on this tasting. Will try again in five years.
Cabernet Sauvignon at C's: Second time I have had this wine, and this time blind. Nice, smooth and creamy on the palate. Some coffee with well integrated tannins. Very nice but was thinking California and seemed a bit one dimensional. Might need a few more years to develop more complexity.
Popped cork an hour bf decant, then drank over 2 hrs. Best glass was last. Classic bordeaux nose and finish of minerality, hums on the palate for 30+ seconds. To be critical, would want a little more concentration of fruit in the mid palate, although Francophiles may disagree w this.
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(Pape Clement) Awesome nose. Oaky buy has enough fruit and nuance to counteract the oak. Exotic mushrooms, mint, smoke, black fruits, wet earth, green peppercorn. Really multidimensional. Flavors of red fruits & cocoa on the palate. Ripe and juicy with a stony finish. Gobs and gobs of fruit with no shortage of tannin.