1994 Silverado Cabernet Reserve, Napa Valley
Youthful maroon color. Bright nose and mid-palate of pure black currants with a bit of fennel and sea salt. A pine-y note and some raspberry jam showed in the finish. Toward the end of the bottle, some soy sauce appeared to, so this wine is heading downhill. Pointy people would only award it about 85 points: eminently drinkable but nothing special.
1999 Pontet Canet, Paulliac, Bordeaux
My first taste of the 99 Pontet. Drinking very well now--it tastes the same from the point of uncorking right through to the last sip in the bottle. Black cherry, black currant and plum, licorice and toasty oak, full bodied, and mostly resolved tannins. Should hold at this point for a few more years, but I didn't detect a long life ahead of that.
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