on Oct 18, 2007
I opened this bottle last week for my birthday and was excited to give it a go. Well, the excitement quickly vanished upnon peeling back the foil and finding significant signs of leakage. The cork was a mess...
The wine was slightly tainted, but only slightly.
Color: Rich carmel hues as a 40 year old Sauternes should be
Nose: Sweet, not overwhelming with anything other than a bit of pear and slight smoke
Palate: Only slightly sweet, viscous and smooth, short and disappointing finish. Nothing really stood out flavor-wise. A little acidic or alcohol 'tickle' on the tongue ont he finish.
Perhaps the quality of the bottle had been too compromised or maybe at 40, it was beyond its prime. I have one other bottle, which I may open sooner, rather than later. I'll update this review, shoudl the outcome be better.
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