September 7, 2019 - Silky, charming Saint Emilion in top drinking window. Nose of cedar, caramel, liquorice, plum, ripe dark berries, port. Medium bodied, well structured, sensual on the palate, with chocolate, licorice, tobacco, light roast aromas and a delicate phenolic finish. To be enjoyed now and over the next 3-5 years.
April 27, 2019 - Fully developed, charming Saint Emilion, delivering great drinking pleasure. Nose of cedar, caramel, liquorice, plum, ripe dark berries, port. Medium bodied, well structured, sensual on the palate, with chocolate, licorice, tobacco, light roast aromas and a delicate phenolic finish. To be enjoyed now and over the next 3-5 years.
March 27, 2019 - Still in a good place.
March 16, 2019 - A bit past peak
January 24, 2019 - Most charming SE. Cedar, caramel, licorice, dark, mature fruit. Medium bodied, well balanced, with nice sweetness (chocolate, licorice, tobacco). The finish lacks a bit of intensity, but very enjoyable now.
December 19, 2018 - On the nose… Licorice, nut, smoke, burnt rubber, medium to high alcohol aroma. Bold red color; not much color loss from aging, after 20 years would expect more color loss. On the pallet… Medium body, very high tannins prior to decanter dark cherry and leather. Immediately upon opening I’d give it an 89. Needs a bit of time to age maybe 5-10 more years… Too dry and too Tanic. After about a half hour in the decanter this wine really shine… I’d give it a 91 much smoother round through the taste. Better body, better with food, not as dry as one previously opened. Overall very satisfied with this right bank.
October 8, 2018 - Corked Boo Hoo
September 30, 2018 - Just needed to warm up in the decanter with some sediment to avoid on the last bit. Still has nice currant and plum fruit in a soft, mature state right now and was better than expected. Not very complex or layered, but has an elegant and tasty profile that I really enjoyed.
September 9, 2018 - Had a medium plus body, the remnants of suppleness broken down to rustic dark fruit and mild cocoa. A little sage, and faint hits of leather menthol. My impression was that this was never great, was once pretty good, and is still fine. Typical, pleasant, late-middle aged right bank bordeaux.
September 6, 2018 - I thought the wine has held up well and continues to deliver a nice subtle profile.