Chateau Potensac 1995, Medoc: Some dust, blackcurrant,pencil shaving tone onthe nose. Palate wise, dusty grain tannins coating your throat. Silky. Short to medium finish. Not spectacular but an classic Medoc effort. Classic.
Pretty aromas of blackberries, violets and spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with a lovely velvety-tannin structure and medium finish. Best from 2001 through 2008: 88 pointers
Veuve A. Devaux Brut Millésimé 1996: Very citrus, astringent, and metallic. Very one dimentional. Bubbles + metalic citrus attacking your palate. Nose with some brioche but citrus dominates. A very poor showing.
Spatburgunder: not sure maker: Too much extracted fruit, and lean in palate. Gummy. Not my liking.
Mclaren Vale Petit Verdot: Not sure maker as well. Did not impress me by a bit. Some jammy fruit not, currant and earthy tone. Pretty boring. Substantial alcohol heat. BLeh