Some wines with the neighbors (Our home): A neighbor had opened this earlier in the evening and brought this over. I was quite surprised that it was still drinking well. Back in the day, this was a go to wine on many restaurant wine lists. I had not had it in a long time though. Cassis, spice and cherries on the nose with a bit of dust. Not as complex as I might have thought given the age, but a lot more fruit left than expected. Slightly dusty with the tannins all resolved. No point in holding these longer but a year or two should not hurt much. A very nice experience. Like seeing an old friend who is still doing just fine.
Deep garnet in color with slightly brownish edges. Nose of cherries and tobacco. Tastes of stewed strawberries, menthol, dark chocolate and hint of earth. Light on fruit, but sufficient tannins and acid to dink nicely for a few years. Held up nicely to a strong lamb dish.
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