Objective & honest Restaurant & Wine Reviews by F. Scott, AKA "Jersey Foodies!" Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
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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Born in Illinois, I spent my younger years as a local Chicago Foodie checking out restaurants in the city, and working as a waiter at many of the finest restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. Look for me visiting a restaurant near you, or at one of the many local wine offlines throughout New Jersey