Classic Margaux when I first poured there was already a tremendous bouquet of floral notes. I love this perfume of Claret found in the Margaux region. 20 years old and it has a significant punch still. Mouthy, tobacco leaf, pencil lead and leather. Could feel it coating my teeth in the evolution. Wonderful delicate notes coming through. Long finish. Really long and was unexpected. Simply delighted with this bottle. I think has many feminine characteristics classic of Margaux appellation. Wonderful deep red too. Delicious.
Tasted blind. Young red color. Fresh fruitiness. It smells a bit closed. Lots of dust and pencil-lead. Very raw and unelegant Bordeaux-nose. Seems very young. It tastes dense, full of power and young. Drying in the end of the palate. A bit unbalanced but full. Some greenish bitterness as well.
This was impressive in its masculine way but hardly a typical Margaux. Had aromas of cedary black raspberries, blackcurrants, plums, cassis and vanilla. Its medium bodied strapping palate had very good concentration, good oak, nice plushness. Ends medium long and tannic. Could be cellared for 5-10 years no problem.
Pop'n'pour which I knew wasn't ideal. Continued to develop nicely in the glass for over an hour (meanig I should have decanted). Mature full taste, volatile with powerful fruit and stringent tannins. Drinks very well now but will undoubtedly last years to come.
What an interesting bottle! Cork in perfect shape (and very long), and came out perfectly. Sniffing at the neck proves delighful. Three hour decant. Deep garnet and blood color. Very spicy and fruity on the nose. Floral, but plummy. Very full in the mouth, with fruit, dark tobacco, and a strong tannic backbone. The tannins give it a bite of tar and licorice; almost too much, but there is so much flesh on the bones that this adds interest.
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