August 2, 2020 - True Bordeaux nose with added layers of red fruit, cassis and hints of char. Has the beautiful smell of fresh grown tomatoes. Bright, gorgeous palate with some saddle leather, flint and fresh cut cedar. Drinking in its prime, gorgeous wine!
July 4, 2020 - Lots of eucalyptus on this one
June 20, 2020 - Cork was soaked through; gave it an hour in the decanter to see if it was just disjointed and got more and more gnarly.
Disappointed but have 3 more so hoping those aren’t losers too. Never had the 89 but the 90 LB is one of my favorite BDXs of all time and was excited to compare
June 8, 2020 - This wine is in prime drinking window. Everything you'd expect and more. Dark fruit, pencil lead, cassis flavors, beautifully integrated and smooth (with a one hour decant). Bought this at release and it was worth the wait to enjoy!
June 6, 2020 - A two hour decant is perfect. The essence of Pauillac with decades of life ahead.
June 5, 2020 - Absolutely lovely. Had the pleasure of enjoying this wine many times over the years: very smooth, fully mature and harmonious. This bottle showed the first signs of reaching the top and beginning the long way down. Still great pleasure.
June 4, 2020 - This wine is at it’s peak and singing. Maybe a bit of celery due to age, but mixed right in with dark fruit, pepper, leather and earth. Still beautifully balanced with really no hint of alcohol - it’s just a mélange of complex flavors pushing forward that asks you to drink the entire bottle. Decanted for three hours and those sharing bottle felt it lost some of its flavor in back half of bottle. Maybe decant for slightly less time.
May 30, 2020 - Really delicious. Drinking very well. Fresh berries followed by tobacco and dark soil. Well balanced and delicious
May 29, 2020 - Outstanding. Earth, forest floor. A touch muddy, but delicious
May 9, 2020 - Came out slightly disjointed, fruit and slight barnyard. But after 15 min in glass it started to smell like great bordeaux. Tasted way stronger than 12.5% alcohol. Very complex nose that really got amazing after
2-3 hours open. Lost a bit of its taste complexity towards the end though. Very fun to try. 94-95 tonight