What a pretty bottle of wine. Ruby in color, cloudy with slight bricking and dull. The nose is gorgeous. Fresh cherries, cherry blossoms, slight mushrooms and woodiness. On the palate, this is medium bodied. Very lively. Fresh cherries with a clean earthiness underneath. Complex. Completely mature yet vibrant. Everything once could hope for from a 35 year old 1er Cru. At this point it is bottle to bottle on this wine, so drink them if you have them. It worked well with grilled veggies and rice and beans but would also work well with roasted fowl.
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