July 27, 2019 - Balanced and complex, but has undertones of unripe bitterness and was too much smoky.
July 8, 2019 - Last from a case, it was worth buying, good Bordeaux. Drink soon.
March 25, 2019 - Same as previous bottles, enjoyed.
January 17, 2019 - Same as previous bottles. Nice!
January 1, 2019 - Russk. Brought to Sanibel Island with Rachel for New Year's. Just like my earlier note.
December 24, 2018 - Took a couple of hours to come around even after pouring through aerator. Nose and palate of dark fruit and dried meat (almost beef jerky like). Moderate finish but not an overly complex one.
December 2, 2018 - After a blowsy modern 'sexy' pomerol, this was classic, savory and completely delicious.
November 3, 2018 - Opened 3h before tasting. Deep colour, quite a rich nose as it warmed but 'meaty' rather than fruity. Some fruit on the palate but rich, deep, meaty flavours - not the usual Bordeaux fruit. It improved with a rare sirloin steak and was a good partner to soft blue cheese later. After 4-5 hours there was some fragrance and deep plummy and damson fruit with integrated tannins and a slightly spicy finish. Not what I expected, though. A 'curate's egg' - good in parts but it didn't form a satisfying whole for me. The richness perhaps implies that it needs more time but I'm not convinced there is enough fruit to sustain it.
October 8, 2018 - Same as previous bottle, enjoyed.
September 16, 2018 - Brownish garnet color, fully mature. Medium body. Needs air, drink soon.