This bottle had been stood and was decanted about an hour before serving.  We enjoyed it over the next couple of hours.  Blind, I would have guessed a not too old Bordeaux, maybe say 2000.  Bright purple in color, magenta at the rim. The nose has cassis and eucalyptus on it initially.  Later some tobacco joins the party and eventually it gets a dusty quality.  Full bodied.  Rich texture.  Cassis on the palate with light to medium tannins.  A slight sour cherry note on the finish is very nice.  This was has depth and some layering as it unwinds in the glass.  Getting close to maturity but not quite there either.  Not sure if it gets much better from here but should be at this level for a while.  Great showing.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95
Vintage: 
1990

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