By: Chiara Shannon
K&L Staff Member
Tasted on April 18th 2011. The '97 is ready to enjoy now. It shows an "old school" (read: classic) Pessac nose of black fruit, earth, and saddle leather, with some pipe smoke and black tea aromas adding complexity. The palate is medium-bodied, with medium acidity and medium+, well-integrated tannins. The once-gritty finish has mellowed to a smooth, velvety, and persistant finish. Decant and enjoy tonight with something braised and bone-in. Lamb shank, anyone?