Roast chicken, carrots with cumin, salad, and the 1970 Beychevelle. This is a wine that some might find tired, but to me it?s a fine example of mature claret. Soft black plum, mushrooms, forest floor, tobacco. The flavor profile is classic St. Julien, but the texture reminds me more of nice old Burgundy. Tannins all resolved, acid keeping it lively, silky and fine. B+/A-
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
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