Given the age of the wine, I was surprised at the color and cleartiy of the wine. It was decanted before being served and there was only small amount of sediment. The cork was moist and fresh. Most at the those at the table suggested the wine had a bit of a barnyard smell, but I found the wine to be have a spicy aroma. The colour was rudy with just a hint of a tawny edge. The wine was very gentle and smooth and stood up well with no noticable faults.
From magnum. Gorgeous, classic Pauillac aromatics with tons of cedar and tobacco along with dried black fruit and hints of violet. Fully resolved tannins - this is just velvet in the mouth. Not at all tired, this is just in a beautiful spot and far exceeded expectations - perhaps enjoyed even more because it was so unexpected. Amazing value too.
Litt under BN-fill, korken kom ut i to deler. Preg av blyant, søtlig tobakk, gamle møbler, lær, altså en nydelig aroma av moden Bdx. I munnen har den mye av det samme som på duft. Elegant, kompleks, fullmoden og med god lengde, kan man be om mer? Har fremdeles bra med tannin og syre, noe som gjorde at vinen passet perfekt til indrefillet av lam med en kraftig sjysaus, hele poteter og gulerøtter stekt i gåsefett(kolestrolbomber!). Deilig moden Bordeaux dette! Kjøper definitivt mer av denne skulle jeg komme over noen flasker..
A great bottle again tonight. Friends born in '75 were juiced by a birth-year vintage but perhaps were not juiced by the wine...maybe a little too evolved for them. I thought it was a beautiful, mature, and softly elegant drink.
Beautiful. Elegant, refined and perfectly mature. Cedar, cigar box, and pencil on the nose. The palate has a sweet fruit core leaved in tobacco nestled in the softened remnants of tannin. Drinking this wine is utterly delightful, a soft-touch massage for the tongue.
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(Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) An obviously mature hue. Amusingly the Pichon-Lalande website suggests this should have been drunk up by 1998. Mature and macerated fruit, with a slightly meaty character, iron-like notes, but fresh, with some tobacco and garden mint greenness. This is holding up well on the palate, whereas I think many wines of this vintage are now dried out, tannic ghosts of their former selves. This still has some flesh, with an impressive creamy roundness to the midpalate. Delicious, and still with a little lick of tannin on the finish. À pointe.
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