1996 Château La Gorce | AC Médoc Cru BourgeoisAs I was rummaging in my cellar for stuff to drink, I thought of this wine. Backstory to this bottle. Not something I thought of very highly, which is probably why I didn't hesitate to pull the cork. And that's how magic happens, when expectations are so low you wonder if pulling the cork is even worth the effort.
I had no idea what to expect, but wanted my cousin to taste some older wines. Cork drew out clean, and looked pristine with no seepage. Saturation holding on, with just a tinge of browning. The wine was just delicious, with graphite minerality, fully integrated oak, and a savoury character only mature claret possesses. Lovely. Elegant, finely structured, and just drinking beautifully.
Just when you think you know a wine . . . up your ass.