January 31, 2019 - Very fragrant upon opening, this fades rather quickly. This is a very nice bottle, somewhat past its prime but still really nice, especially since I owned the case since release.
January 26, 2019 - Fully mature Bordeaux. Past its prime to be sure, but still elegant. Drink up!
January 3, 2019 - Drank over 2 nights. Pretty underwhelmed. Funk. Decent color. Thin to medium bodied. Have some younger versions so will be interesting to try it. But, at these prices, I will go elsewhere.
September 20, 2017 - In OCNJ w Frank, slow oxed for about 45 minutes, drank over 90 minutes.
Medium ruby, separating at the edges. Nose was open and evolved over the time drank. Classic Paulliac nose: berries, cedar, graphite, lavender. Palate showing dusted blackberry, currant, spice....caramel on the mid palate. Medium body and finish. Fruit has faded a bit (from memory) from last bottle. Elegant but lacking depth.
This is fully mature, a shade past its prime. Evolved nicely over the time we drank it. I don;t think is improves from here, would drink in next few years
August 16, 2017 - Wonderful wine that was intense 4 days after opening. Full body and concentrated fruit. No bricking found and I would drink over the next 5 years. It is in the sweet spot now. I suggest a four hour decant and the wine will just be better the more air you give it. Save some for the next day.
October 7, 2016 - Ruby red color without edge browning. Cedar, horse barn, big cigar, leather. Medium drink with 3 years to go. Beginning to fade. 92 points. Drink up now.
September 9, 2016 - Popped and poured and drank over the next three hours. Beautiful, mature Bordeaux.
September 3, 2016 - Mature and ready to drink. Cedar, leather, a slight bit of cherries and black tea towards the finish. Nothing spectacular but classic Bordeaux, that is elegant and easy drinking.
May 14, 2016 - Has the distinct Chateau flavor, kind of vanilla with toast. Aged flavor
December 22, 2015 - Standard bottle. PNP.
Over the peak.
Mature bordeaux notes of tealeaf.
Still hint of fruits leftover. Tannin resolved.
Still enjoyable but should drink up soon.