Leading off the Reds for the night, a 1985 Ch. Beau-Séjour Bécot was lovely, light and balanced tension.
1971 Ch. Figeac was not-surprisingly dense and brooding with the fleshy nose it’s known for. Hints of exotic scents, freshly cut grass, mushrooms and dried blood.
1986 Ch Cheval Blanc was tight and linear, great notes of cranberry from the Cabernet Franc. Tannins are a bit rugged at first glance but settled out quickly as it opened.
1988 Château Pavie really impressed from the gate, surprising to find mint on the finish of the nose and palate. There’s a tight seam of acidity and red fruit lingering which holds the front palate together. Dark fruit notes of Black currant and plum, leather and tobacco with a touch of mint.