JancisRobinson.com – 18
Dark ruby with strongly brick rim. Very sweet, old era, old-fashioned wine on the nose – pre-1982. Strong, blackcurrant pastille liqueur nose. Firm tannins but much more flesh than the 1979 – a lovely wine now. Fresh fruit that definitely overwhelms the tannins. A fellow taster who knows this and the 1982 well claimed that after four hours it overtakes the 1982. More fruit in this than in the 1975. Very pure, fresh and lively after 90 minutes in the glass.
Anticipated maturity: 1990-2010