Chateau Tour Baladoz Saint Emilion Grand Cru 1998
Colour: Dark ruby core, clear ruby rim.
Nose: Old leather, red cherry, blackberry, liquorice, rice candy undertone, touch of floral note.
Palate: Dry, medium bodied, medium acidity, medium silky tannins. Red cherry, red currants, cocoa powder, liquorice, earthy.
Finish: Medium+ finish, liquorice, touch of menthol, and a touch of oak.
The wine is still alive, shown from its acidity. The nose is very typical of ordinary old Bordeaux, showing leather, liquorice, and some fruits. The palate is quite juicy, but rather single dimensional, still alive but not for much longer. Drink now.