It is Hump Day and there is no other day that needs some powerful motivation to keep pushing through than today, so here is a sweet reflection of Super Seconds from Monday night to motivate your work day and bring you a little bit closer to your next glass of fine wine.

1989 Leoville Las Cases- was on fire!! Great depth, fantastic dark fruits of dried black cherry, berry and plums, gorgeous layers of turned earth, dried violets, leather, rich tobacco, cedar and dark spice. The layers kept evolving in this richly flavored Bordeaux while keeping an elegant poise. Uber fine tannins expand in the palate and seamlessly lead into a lengthy, haunting finish. Showing beautifully right now with still a great life ahead of it!

2003 Cos d’Estournel- Powerful, gripping and more stubborn than previously experienced. A great bottle to cellar and once it hits its sweet spot again, it will reward many palates in years to come.

1996 Pichon Lalande- Waking up quite nicely! Some of the 95’s and 96 Bordeaux we’ve opened recently have seemed to have gone into a more reserved stage, but this showing on Monday was lifted and more lively! Turned earth, roasted bell peppers, crushed gravel, cedar and soft  baking spice with notes of leather and dried sweet red currants coating the tongue. The finish is lengthy fueled by its expansive flavors and its rich textures. No doubt a fantastic wine and I highly anticipate the next time I revisit this wine.