My expectations were high for this wine based on the cork, which was excellent for a wine of such age. This bottle was excellent.
Still a surprisingly masculine wine. With a little time to open up, an earthy nose with tobacco, raisin and licorice. On the palate, raspberry, mushroom and licorice, with a hint of sweetness on a full and long finish.
With this cork, this wine would have held for 20 more years in my opinion.
This bottle along with the '52 Figeac I had in March with Skosh, JK & KS, shows me 1952 was a very good year.