April 14, 2019 - Only managed to buy one of these recently - a lovely product of 2000. Not yet at peak - has a youthful air and Secondaries are barely peaking out. This has quite a few years left in my view - enjoyable now but more rewarding later if well stored.
January 5, 2019 - At peak! Don't wait! Sweet cedar and dark fruit on the nose. Fantastic fruit in the mouth. Tannins are soft. By the second night this had faded a bit. Absolutely gorgeous now. I'm sad it's gone but at least I'm not under any pressure to finish more bottles since this was my last.
December 15, 2018 - Haut Medoc Birthday lunch (Bel & Brio, Barangaroo): Leather, blackcurrant, earthy, plumy, spicy, a little biscuit and spice. Juicy, savoury, graphite, black fruits, a little volatile acidity. Tannins near resolved. Medium plus length. Nice.
November 27, 2018 - Still going strong. No hurry.
November 14, 2018 - Coravin fun - Medoc check-in continues and ring in (My place, Kent Street): From Coravin. Leather, cedar, earthy, a little fresh coffee and cream, biscuit black plums and blackcurrant. On the palate there is an initial sourness to he fruit with similar flavours to the nose though the biscuit is more to the fore & the coffee more black and bitter. Broad across the mid palate, tannins are present but quite soft. Hmm.
October 27, 2018 - I just love this wine. It’s seems ageless. Great fruit an it’s ever changing as great wines should be. Resolved tannins and oak with good stony mineral.
Just a great bargain in this commune.
April 19, 2018 - This, sadly, is my last bottle. What this wine turned into over the past 18 years is just epic! If you put this wine in a bottle labeled with one of its neighbors names, Ch. Margaux or Ch. Palmer, it would bring a high-90's score. The fruit is intense and sweet, the foundation is strong, the wine lasts one minute on my palate, the beautifully balanced tannins make it just kick butt (excuse the French) with a hunk of Filet Mignon. The fruit is astonishingly delicious and the balance is impeccable. Korniev, this bottle is as great as the ones I commented on previously. Some miracle occurred in this wine over the last 18 years. I had 6 of them, the last one was tonight, and they were all just great! I hope you have at least one left. I'll be in Bordeaux in 2 weeks!
April 18, 2018 - PNP and drunk over 2 nights. The wine is remarkably young and dark, well fruited and balanced and really a delight, especially considering the price and relatively modest expectations, plus I thought age might be more of an issue. 92-93. Very nice
April 8, 2018 - Had this at a Bordeaux night with my wine group. From a magnum, it was opened, but not decanted, at least thirty minutes before drinking. One of the group favorites. This has been my only vintage of this producer that I've tried and I"m really enjoying them. Medium of body and finish. Really nice nose of black cherry and anise.
March 18, 2018 - At LBTG - Not a great Bordeaux but somewhat under-rated. Very pleasant and balanced.