I was in the mood for something mature but nothing that I would feel like analysing into microscopic parts. This bottle fitted my cravings perfectly tonight!
1988 Château Beauséjour
This has a lovely mature, laid back nose with notes of fresh stables, just ripening red and black currants, autumn leaves, worn leather and old chocolate. Fully mature, but still giving and impression of wanting more.
The taste is smooth, warm and mature with notes of red currants, lingonberries, leather, matchbox and autumn leaves. The finish is medium long and ends with a dry twist. Not a blockbuster, not a complex wine, nothing to write home about, but on this night it delivered a soothing experience - just what the doctor ordered...
86p (tasted 2014/01)