A "bonus" singleton purchased in a mixed lot of other wines. 2 hour decant (would recommend no more than half that time in retrospect). Nose of ripe blackcurrant and cherry, a touch of truffle, liquorice and integrated oak. Focussed in the mouth, remarkably elegant for its age although the fruit had faded somewhat from my initial tasting glass. Good length. Only a marginally aggressive acidity prevented this excellent wine from exceeding the 90 points awarded. This bottle was in relatively good knick but probably 10yrs past its best - so drink up!
Decanted for around 2 hours, dark garnet core with youthful brick-crimson rims. It opens up nicely to show lots of tobacco, pencil lead, black-fruits and cassis on the nose. Solid and robust entry, with rich mouthfeel and good balance. This is very impressive for a 30 years old bottle, holding up excellent. Finishes long and lingering with fine and sweet tannins. My companion liked it and said it is a full bodied, supercharged Bordeaux.
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