Dark red with little rim variation. Absolutely no sign of oxidation! Hints of cherry, berry, dried fruits and leather on the nose. Medium bodied, smooth texture, with a long finish. Greatly reduced tannins, but they are still there along with acid notes for a silky and velvety finish.
I agree with others--this wine is still drinking well. It has great fruit given its age, and may still have another couple of years left. A classic Bordeaux.
Author ChipSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 10/26/2008This bottle was flawed
I served my second bottle of this with duck risotto at a dinner party on 10/26/08. It had, unfortunately, turned bad. It was a little vinegary and lost most of its aroma and flavor. I consider this bottle flawed and will not rate it.
Author Byron G11Site / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 01/27/2008
Drank it at Olivetto with the Bermans. Quite a nice bottle for the money. Great balance, with acidity and sofness, and unmistakable old bordeaux mustiness. Great classy food wine with a nice price point.