This was quite a bet. Cork and level almost perfect. Decanted 1 hour. Alive Ruby red, with pink/orange rim; consistent. Intense,complex and fine at nose: Mainly vegetal (Rubhurb, Cola), spicy (Coffee and tobacco), red fruits jam on the background. Some dust/earth and maybe tertiary hints. Dry,decent body and tamed tannins. Intense persistent and fine. Long finish also if low acidity and decadent body. Black Fruit on the background.
I am absolutely convinced not only of bottle variation but that a good cellar is worth its weight in gold. Many on Cellartracker! rate this in the mid 80s-but they sure as hell are not drinking what I am. The color is garnet with a hint of orange at the rim. Nose all tertiary-seasoned salt, tobacco and cedar. Taste was medium weight, medium midpalate and good finish. Taste was dried herbs, tobacco with a hint of licorice. An absolute delight and it shows 1986s-at least the lover levels-if stored well are drinking well. YUM! Stored in an active cellar since release.
Bricking on the rim with a closed nose at the beginning, opened in the decanter and got a slight but typical Cantemerle nose, but pats it`s prime. Into neck level and cork slightly saturated. Nice old Bordeaux with a medium body and short finish that got much longer after 3 hours in the decanter. Lot of plums on the palate. Decanted for 1 hour 15 minutes and drunk over 2 hours. Drink up.
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