Supple yet full-bodied, a typically fine Saint Julien that needs 8-10 years to reveal its rich and fruity, elegant flavors of cassis, vanilla and ripe blackberries.
dec2011~ Appearance: clarity: clear Intensity: medium(+) Color: Garnet other observation: legs Nose: Condition: Clean Intensity: medium Development: Fully developed Aroma char: blackcherry, leather, coffee Palate: Dry medium acidity medium (+) tannin medium alcohol medium (+) body flavor intensity: medium flavor char: blackcherry, coffee, leather, mushroom (?) length: long Quality: very good readiness: drink now (but had potential for ageing??)
Wine Advocate(1989 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 109.
Wine Spectator(1989 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
Decanter(1989 Vintage) Rating: 1/5 - As reviewed by Decanter.
International Wine Cellar(1998 Vintage) Red-ruby. Perfumed, sappy aromas of redcurrant, flowers and minerals. Intensely flavored, high-pitched and penetrating, with a deep core of spice contributing to the impression of vinosity. Shows a youthful austerity today. Finishes very long and brisk, with substantial, dusty tannins.
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/24/2013