Sunday 7 May 2023

Two Minor 1995 Bordeaux

1995 Château de la Commanderie
This Lalande-de-Pomerol sports a mature nose with notes of dried plums, smoke, iron and dried ink. 
The taste is light and fully mature with notes of dried plums, forest floor, old leather and smoke. The finish is dry and good. On its own this is a 84p wine, but - with the help of a couple of centiliters of Port in the decanter (an old trick that I taught from Hugh Johnson) the nose is richer and the palate is still dry but with more body and with a fine laid back sweetness.
86p   (tasted 2023/05)

Château Coufran
One of my earliest multible buys (I think it was eight bottles) was the 1982 Coufran, so I have always have had a soft spot for this château. The 1995 opens with a nicely mature, medium rich nose with notes of ripe black currants, pipe tobacco, fresh stables and a ever so slight hint of mint. Very, very good.
The taste is mature and velvety with notes of cigarr, black currants, leather and moist earth. Medium long and fine. Perfect for drinking now and the coming 6+ years.
88p   (tasted 2023/05)

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