WOTN, our birth year bottle was excellent. You cannot beat the provenance of “Ex-Chateau”. We were pleased to experience absolutely no difficulties removing the perfectly preserved cork. Blessed!
We let her breath for an hour before dipping in. We had stood her upright for 48 hours so the sediment remained under control throughout the pour. Light brownish red on the eye. She looks perfect. The original old musty law books blew off after an hour and we had pure, Chinese preserved veggies on the nose.
Liquorice, burnt coffee, dark chocolate. Oh my…too many things going on!
The palate was silky smooth with virtually no tannins (sad a bit as we like a little grip). Chinese herbal tea flavours overwhelm with preserved mushrooms and other root veggies. We enjoy this flavour. We equally would have preferred just a hint of fruit…nary a drop.
Et voila, the finish was as though Her Majesty was gliding down the runway to greet her subjects…elegance on steroids.
(VineNaughties Rating: 94 points)
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