Rusty on the eyes, stewed on the nose.
The palate is aged, pleasant but no great thing. It's tired, but charming.
It's probably only one star to be honest, but it brought on such a tempest of chat and reminiscence - when we all started off in the trade, those first days of discovering fine wine and the blistering enthusiasm we sought to learn everything we could. To score it only one star would be criminal. A bottle of wine is no more just about how it smells and tastes than it is just fermented grape juice.
Tasted 1/1/09 at Naughton