Huge hit at a Christmas party. No signs of age - no mustiness or funk. Polished and seamless. Cassis, with hints of espresso, mocha, and a little forest floor. Fairly rich, with a terrific finish. Not flashy and not quite a religious experience, but it hit all the right notes. Holding up just fine.
I absolutely loved this wine. My favorite of the night (drank with 2004 Quintessa, 2002 Beringer Private Reserve, 1975 Chateau Giscours). Lots of great fruit still on the palate with ripe blueberry and black currant. Also leather, coffee, cedar and licorice with some slight minerality and an excellent finish. Drinking Great right now!!!
Disappointed and surprised at what it was when tasted blind. some funk on the nose which was interesting but the palate disappointed. flat, vegetal. Some interesting spice on the nose which later on became cinnamon to me and the wine improved over time. But overall limited tannins left it unbalanced to me and the finish was short. Drank it beside a 2000 Figeac (also blind) which I thought showed worse because at least the cinnamon was an interesting development in this wine. Similar vegetal and limited structure.
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