Annual Tasting Group Holiday Party (Il Foro, Mpls, MN): Very small pour. Another beautifully aged bottle tonight. Medium dark red color, mild bricked margin. PNP. There is a great dried earthiness with red fruits shining through, leather, perfume, fine tobacco leaf, mineral dense. Loved this. I agree with Jason's assessment on longevity as well. Thanks for sharing Jason.
For a 1971 this was unbelievably sound; no brownness in color; no oxidation in mouth; excellent fruit still showing; some tannins still there. It is an outstanding wine. The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like black currant (cassis).
New World Blind Tasting Group $25+ (Bin 75): Dark chocolaty core with thin brown rim; cigar, leather, pencil lead, caraway, celery seed, aged; dark fruit, leather, sweet soy, slight brown sugar, currant, celery seed, aged spice notes; wow, definitely aged but not dead yet; should have been served earlier rather than last but a very cool experience.
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