Warm and round. Soft with a good dollop of fruit, a sweet core, and a bit of citruc acid and cedar. Not dead yet, this bottle wasn't in the best shape but still drinking ok. I'd think about drinking these up, however. B/B-
Soft, lush, round, full bodied with cedar and a sweet core. Feels a bit flat. A pretty wine that got better as the evening went on. I've had this 4 times in the past few years. One bottle was spectacular and the other two, like this bottle, show that this wine is starting to decline. Still a very very nice wine. B/B+
Lots of cedar/oak, tobacco, herbal notes. Hard rocky tannins, long acidic tannic finish. Still needs time. Not as much fruit pleasure as any of the other vintages. I wonder if/when this will ever come around. B
Strong. Great sweet fruit with a nice firm structure. Long sweet sappy finish. Tobacco and a touch of acid. Really lovely, striking a great line between soft & structured. My #2 of the night, marvelous stuff. A-
Sweet, lush, beautiful. Soft, silky, fleshy fruit, good herbal and tobacco notes. Nice long glycerine finish. A wonderful wine, but edged out by the 1989 with its firmer structure. My #3 of the night. A--
Blueberry nose. Sweet baking spice with acidic woody structure. The fruit aspect seems to represent a style change, as is the case with nearly every Bordeaux chateau at the end of the century. This wine is in an awkward place and needs a long time before it's ready to drink. Hold at least 5 years.