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TN: '92 Judd's Hill CS

Purchased through an online auction for $55; not decanted.

There was a bit of seepage through the cork, which was a bit brittle yet managed to come out mostly intact. Initial aromas included a touch of maderization, some oak, and crushed blackberries.

Distinctly red-purple color, leggy, and quite opaque still, blackberry and other dark fruits dominate the palate, w/a touch of menthol and spicy oak. There was a hint of maple syrup, owing to the slightly-oxidized/maderized nature of the bottle, but otherwise, still very enjoyable.

Soft, mid-to full bodied wine w/good balance and some talc-like tannin. Only a touch of sediment. 86-87 pts. as is, probably 2-3 pts. higher w/o the effects of oxidation.

Really only the 1st bottle I've purchased this way that was 'less than pristine'. Hard to tell what's up under the capsule unless it's pulled. I'd buy a few more of these, but would be more cautious of origin/provenance.
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