GM06, decanted noon. Sainsbury’s pre-summer clearance†, £23. New cork, tight-fighting, came out whole, felt like good quality. Impressive cork choice by our friends the Symingtons.
Dark dark red, circa 95% opaque. Nose of blackcurrants and spice. Palate starts dry, with a herbaceous green note (holly came to mind — no idea why), then grows showing a leatheriness structure. Sweetness and blackcurrants later. It feels a bit closed, but there’s black fruit waiting. Very long. I’m going to try to give this a few years. Likely, will fail.
† Also buy Symington Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference 2000 for £20 (stocks always low); and Graham Crusted bot. 2013 for £15. Don’t bother visiting south-London Sainsbury’s, which are now depleted of stock. (And not stocked at all by Brixton Water Lane.)
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