Found this in the cellar the other day, had no idea I had any of these left. I don't quite recall which approximate average vintage this relates to(Pleides is always a multi-vintage blend), but my best guess is 2002-2003
Light to medium burnished red color. Beautiful aromatic nose, which was the hallmark of this wine all along, but timid on the palate and somewhat green at first. And just about the point where I was prepared to chuck it, it suddenly opened up. No tannins left to speak of, but enough acidity to keep the warm leathery strawberry fruit interesting and seductive through the end of the bottle. Nice!
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov