It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice surprise from Margaux, Bordeaux.
Dark brown in color with a wide brick rim.
Great complexity on the nose with blueberries, black currants, potpourri, raspberries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green vegetables, vinaigrette, black tea, mashrooms, forest floor, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices and graphite.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried fruits, wood, cloves, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, black pepper, earth, black tea, vinaigrette, mushrooms, wet leaves, herbs and graphite.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
What a great experience this is. This 36 Year old, Cabernet based Bordeaux, is drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity on both the nose and palate, with a soft mouthfeel. Resembles a 40 year old Barolo.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Took 90 minutes to peak.
Not from a great vintage, but it is still holding great.
I paired it with good friends, and a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
I can’t say what the alcohol level is, but it feels like 12.5%.