Two CDP- Marcoux 1998 and Beaucastel 2005 for a wonderful wine evening (followed by dinner 🤪).
After fidgeting for a good 15 mins on whether to decant the 1998 or just open and air, decided to decant. Fully mature and integrated tannin, very little fruit, very elegant, pleasing, just the last hints of acidity, near end of life before a last hurrah. In hindsight maybe if we had let it breath instead of decanting, may have given a bit more love 💘
CDP Beaucastel was elegant, last vestige of fruit amidst silky tannins.
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