Some signs of age towards to rim, lovely garnet. Cedary nose, tobacco, mineral notes, leather - quite evolved. Good acidity, nice grip with sweet fruit. Lots of character, tension - not too polished at all. Superb finish with great length and subtle persistence. The finish is the highlight really! Drinking nicely, no rush but probably at its peak. 93-94
Stored in cold cellar since release. Decided to try 1990 with one PArker did not rate, Drank over 2 days - years of life left 2020+. Old fashioned St Estephe lovely full flavoured balanced fruit oak and leather. But true to form lacks elegance and finesse but is that a problem? One did not buy St Estephe for that. How accurate the 1855 still is! Will i live long enough to enjoy the decade od 2000? Or will something have been lost
Decanted for about 1h but took more like 2h to fully open up. Soaked cork / wet on the top but comes out in one piece- after a pretty bad 88 again not the best experience with cork quality of Calon Segur. Beautiful smell of sous bois however immediately after pulling the cork. Garnet with slight bricking at the rim. Initially barnyard, then earth, dark fruit, a fair bit of cedar, leather and tobacco, spices and a touch of chocolate. Almost fully integrated tannins. Nice medium plus finish. An excellent mature Bdx even though not my very favourite style (too much cedar and spices for me). 92-93
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