A well reviewed vintage after several poor years.
1.5 hour decant (some chunky sediment). A thrilling dark ruby red with little bricking. On the nose: green veggie, eucalyptus, earth, smoke, plum, and a little of that aged Bordeaux sweetness thrown in there too. Taste: leather, cedar, little raspberry, and gravel. Low acidity, a medium graphite finish with some slightly bitter tannins.
Lean and mean....where's the elegance and character???..........drink em if you got em, don't think more age will help. Careful with Bordeaux 95....from my experience, don't believe some have aged well. My last 95 is a Margaux and I am going to pop in a hurry. — 6 days ago
One half of a double-blind, France Vs. USA 1990 vintage showdown that also included A. Rafanelli’s Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. Both wines had great provenance and were properly cellared over the last thirty years. I opened both bottles about three hours before we got into them. Corks on both wines had held up very well but looked pretty gnarly. The Meyney still looked quite youthful and was remarkably clear and exhibited gorgeous aromatics. Tobacco, green bell pepper, leather, berries, forest floor and smoke in that order. Tannins are fine and well integrated. Persistent acid. The finish was long and had a hint of burnt toast. In many respects, an evergreen wine that, while showing certain signs of age, certainly has many years of life ahead. It was really hard to chose a favorite between the two. I think the Meyney had a more compelling nose but the Rafanelli had a slightly more gratifying palate. Regardless, we were all winners tonight! — a month ago
From 375mL. My kind of Bordeaux - tobacco, herbaceous, old school left bank profile. Some may be put off by the greenish notes but not me. Drinking at its prime with some years to go in this format. — 13 days ago
Popped the bottle 24hrs ago.
Blackish purple in the glass. Nose and palate reveal notes of cassis, clay, cigars and fresh herbs. Nose is shy, palate fresh and with lifted acidity. Medium bodied. Grainy tannines, not too sticky.
A good and uncomplicated daily drinker. — a month ago
I brought in one bottle of this at work to taste and see if lived up to the price being a lesser vintage￼ (2006) It was certainly delicious but I think there are actually better Bordeaux wines to be had for that $75 price point￼ (Only talking about this vintage I haven’t had others￼). Anyone else have thoughts on this??￼ — 25 days ago
Rich and delicious. Still young and takes 20+ to open up — 2 days ago
Early Mother’s Day (UK) sampling of a new case of a Super Second. Will save the rest for 2030. — 14 days ago