Saturday, December 11, 2010

1990 Château Léoville Barton (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

Leave it to Dee to bust out some mature Bordeaux that she always says is over the hill, and that she is always so nervous about opening.  LOL!  You gotta love her, and as always, she was again proved wrong here!

Decanted for sediment, showing a gorgeous dark color in the decanter.  Gorgeous nose of dark currants, cassis, cherry, tobacco, and spice. There was just a bit of bret on the nose, but this blew off with a few minutes of swirling in the glass.

On the palate, this was some great classically aged Bordeaux.  I wish I had a cellar full of stuff like this, as it is drinking so well.  Very nice, mature palate with a bit of prune, plum, blackberry, and black cherry.

Nice lingering finish made this an absolute joy to drink, and this was definitely up there as a wine of the night contender.  Very nice after drinking a bunch of new world pinot noir tonight.  93 points!  Cheers!

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