Brisket, Bordeaux, and Rhones: Brighter and sweeter than the 2002 Léoville Barton tasted with it, but with less complexity, and not nearly as complex or deep as the 2000 Léoville Poyferré tasted with it as well.
Decanted 60 mins ahead, then drank over 3 hrs. I thought this was really showing well, with years ahead. Fruit had plenty of local color: earthy, leather. Tannins were mostly integrated, but wine still had backbone and plenty of finish.
This is so glossy. Lots of aromatic cedar scents, which get sweeter and fruitier with aeration. It's a bit thicker and chunkier than I'd like but a lot of Bordeaux at this age lately drinks just like this. If it had a bit more punch to the flavour or was a bit juicier in nature this would really stand out. Tastes a bit more like it is expensively made than that it comes from a great vineyard.
After a couple of hours in the decanter. Musty dark plum nose, nice truffle. Entry is precise and clean dark fruit, nice round mouth with a mid weight. Fairly straightforward finish with a touch of tobacco and white pepper with fine tannins. The decant did this good.
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(Leoville-Poyferre) This was excellent with soaring aromas of mint, leather, cassis and tar. Crunchy and ripe in the mouth with nice richness but not much complexity. Alot of material in the wine and will take many years to come around.