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Brought to Azur in Key West to celebrate Mother's Day with MLV's folks:

Spent probably 40 minutes in the decanter before we tasted. Nose was powerful, fairly youthful and could tell immediately it was going to be a good bottle. Classic St. Julien bottle - some funk on the nose, with strong blackberry, currant, and earth, some smokiness and what I call the creamy finish that I always find in St. Juliens. I don't think the descriptor is apt, but it is always what comes to my mind. Depp in color, still tannic. Beautiful bottle.
 
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Brought to Azur in Key West to celebrate Mother's Day with MLV's folks:

Spent probably 40 minutes in the decanter before we tasted. Nose was powerful, fairly youthful and could tell immediately it was going to be a good bottle. Classic St. Julien bottle - some funk on the nose, with strong blackberry, currant, and earth, some smokiness and what I call the creamy finish that I always find in St. Juliens. I don't think the descriptor is apt, but it is always what comes to my mind. Depp in color, still tannic. Beautiful bottle.


Sounds awesome! Just to clarify, was the color more "Sissorhands" or "Pirates of the Caribbean"? Razz
 
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Brought to Azur in Key West to celebrate Mother's Day with MLV's folks:

Spent probably 40 minutes in the decanter before we tasted. Nose was powerful, fairly youthful and could tell immediately it was going to be a good bottle. Classic St. Julien bottle - some funk on the nose, with strong blackberry, currant, and earth, some smokiness and what I call the creamy finish that I always find in St. Juliens. I don't think the descriptor is apt, but it is always what comes to my mind. Depp in color, still tannic. Beautiful bottle.


Sounds awesome! Just to clarify, was the color more "Sissorhands" or "Pirates of the Caribbean"? Razz


More like Ed Wood actually Big Grin
 
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Sounds good. What did you pair it with? gnocchi????
 
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MLV had toasted gnocci with brown butter - match was perfect; Mother in law had gnocci with porcinis etc. did not taste

I had grouper with panko crust on a harrissa chick pea salad etc. Not as good a match but was delicious
 
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We had this wine tonight with some grilled prime ribeyes. The color was a dark garnet with no hint of browning. It had a powerful nose of cedar, spice, wet earth, and stewed fruit. On the palate, lush dark berry and cassis flavors were balanced by ample acidity and plenty of moderate tannins. Excellent now, but will undoubtedly improve. I will hold my remaining bottles and expect to open the next one in 2-3 years. 94 now and may pick up 2 or 3 more points as it reaches prime drinking.


Just one more sip.
 
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I decanted this about 15 minutes ago and filtered the last bit into my glass, and it is that upon which I base these comments. This is far better than the previous bottles of this wine! Cedar and deep rich dark fruit aromas and lots of plummy berry flavors. I can only imagine how wonderful the wine in the decanter will be. Tastes fully ready to drink with nigh perfect balance. 97


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Incredible juice!

Board-O, any experience with newer vintages ('00 & '03 in particular)?

I popped one of my '07's recently, curious after I read an article regarding the progression of the vintage. The wine was absolutely gorgeous, and a steal compared to current releases.
 
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If you mean experience with Leoville Poyferre, I've had probably 6 or 7 vintages, but none from any vintages more recent than the 1990.


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I just traded for a bottle of this.

I will open over the holiday season.
 
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If you mean experience with Leoville Poyferre, I've had probably 6 or 7 vintages, but none from any vintages more recent than the 1990.


Perhaps 2003 one day?
 
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We had this wine tonight with some grilled prime ribeyes. The color was a dark garnet with no hint of browning. It had a powerful nose of cedar, spice, wet earth, and stewed fruit. On the palate, lush dark berry and cassis flavors were balanced by ample acidity and plenty of moderate tannins. Excellent now, but will undoubtedly improve. I will hold my remaining bottles and expect to open the next one in 2-3 years. 94 now and may pick up 2 or 3 more points as it reaches prime drinking.


IMO this is one of the best 90s, perhaps not as great as the Margaux or CB but just drinking perfectly at the moment.


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I couldn't agree more! Love the notes!


Just one more sip.
 
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I just traded for a bottle of this.

I will open over the holiday season.


We will expect notes!


Just one more sip.
 
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I just traded for a bottle of this.

I will open over the holiday season.


We will expect notes!


Will do. I will post on the DRC wines also soon.
 
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