PnP. Soft, crumbling cork 3/4 soaked. Nice, surprisingly young garnet color with slight browning at the rim. Sous bois, cedar, dark fruit, leather. To my surprise, the fine to medium tannins are not yet fully resolved. Short to medium finish. Holds up well over 4h. A very nice surprise. Drinks much younger and with a longer future ahead than the 1982 Lascombes a few weeks ago. Looking at the other tasting notes, I guess I was lucky with this bottle. 89-90
Edward Roberts International Pre-Auction Tasting (The Union League Club (Chicago)): Super cloudy brown color. The color was far darker brown than all of the above wines. Very oxidized…Again a wine that shouldn’t have been served. I was looked at funny when I poured the rest of my glass out. Flawed/Cooked….Awful! Even though this was from a weaker vintage this still should have shown well. I had a ’81 Pichon Baron five months prior that was beautiful. No Score given.
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