Lovely, integrated, old-school cabernet. Smokey, earthy, Bordeaux style profile with a smooth, silky palate and the tannins all melted away. There is abundant acidity on the attack, with the fruit in second, this shows better with food. Hanging in there and very enjoyable, but not especially deep or nuanced. Drink 'em if ya got 'em.
From an excellent looking bottle, with a fill into the neck and a cork soaked about halfway up. Beautiful nose, with dark cabernet fruit, lots of freshly tilled earth, a strong ashy cigar influence, and an unobtrusive hint of pyraziney herbal/green pepper. But on the palate the fruit has faded, and while the wine isn't drying out texturally, the fruit runs out in the midpalate and the acidity has started to stick out. It's best right away, and gets more tart as it sits in the glass. I'll bet this was lovely 5-10 years ago. Drink up.
This continues to amaze and is just a dazzeling example of Cali cab. Beautifull nose of black cherry and creosote that fllows to mature palate of dusty earth, tobacco mild tanins. This has been the most consistant performing vintage of the 80's for LG for me and only have 2 bottles left that I'm in no hurry consume. This easily has at least another 5 years of great drinking ahead of it. Need to re-load this at auction
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