June 18, 2020 - Served blind so I could not be influenced by the vintage. Drank alongside a Pichon Lalande 94. This was much more closed, tighter and structured. The Lalande was drinking much better, open and floral. I was shocked this was a 94 as I thought it was early 2000s. Make no mistake, this is a big wine. Lots of dark fruit, spice and pepper. Shared by ST
February 23, 2020 - Opened up in bottle around 2 hours. Classic Pauillac.
November 10, 2019 - This wine is still at its peak maturity and drinking very well.
June 16, 2019 - This is an awesome wine that drinks well above the reputation of the vintage. Quintessential Pauillac with pencil shavings, currant, flowers, and earth. The fruit is in great balance with the resolved tannins and supporting acidity. A complex classic Bordeaux that for my palate would put many modern wines to shame. I purchased this bottle on a whim in my early wine buying days and am so glad I did.
April 7, 2019 - Decanted after disintegrated cork. Opened up well and seemed to have loads of fruit and spice. Felt it had held up really well. Color was a garnet look with lots of legs. Decanted for about an hour. Initial pours into glasses was very promising. However, this wine fell off a cliff! Ten minutes later in the glass, wine became flat and very watery. Lost lots of its fruit and no tannins. Not unpleasant, just not as vibrant. However, several,at the party thought this wine was WOTN. Last bottle.
February 1, 2019 - - Direkt nach La Lagune 2005 probiert. Kann er noch sehr gut mithalten.
- Schlank. Rund. Integrierte Tannine. Moderate Frucht.
- Noch überhaupt nicht zu alt. Schön gereift.
- Besser als erwartet aus diesem Jahr.
January 13, 2019 - Just OK. Drank in NY.
April 28, 2018 - Dinner at Limewood, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong (Limewood, The Pulse, 30 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong): Last of a case enjoyed over the past 8 years and the right time to drink it. Briefly double-decanted before taking to the restaurant. Still a bright, fresh-looking ruby semi-transparent colour. Textbook Pauillac nose of earth, cedar and still fresh-ish blackcurrent and blackberry fruit with some undercurrent asian dry powdered spices like cumin and cinnamon stick. Unfortunately the palate at this age is finally showing the weaknesses of the very wet vintage that the expert winemaking had masked for so many years. Not yet fully tertiary but showing a slight green stalkiness and not much in the way of length. But a fond farewell to a wine I have enjoyed a lot (although the 1994 Pontet Canet has always been the stand-out for this difficult Bordeaux vintage.
November 19, 2017 - Brief note. PNP, tasted a small pour. Earthy, graphite, cassis, wood tones, medium plus body, solid. 91+pts.
November 19, 2017 - Ready . Great notes! Needs decanting