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Default TN 2004 Leoville Barton

"DaleW" > wrote in message
> Last night we grilled a huge (3") ribeye as well as some corn,
> accompanied by a watercress salad. Wine was the 2004 Ch. Leoville-
> Barton (St. Julien). Surprisingly open from the git-go (is that a real
> word?). Rich, fleshy, ripe but with an acidic backbone. Tannins are
> fine and ripe. Mostly cassis fruit, with a note of sweet licorice.
> Some graphite on the finish. Lovely Medoc with lots of potential, I
> need to cellar my remaining ones, but wow it's lovely now. Maybe I
> should get more. I saved one glass for several hours later, still
> showing fresh and structured,with some mocha notes. Best 2004 I've
> tried. A-
> Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
> wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
> drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
> promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency