Caramel, brioche, yeasty, but lacking in fruit. Missing that nice '85 smokiness, sulphur, and minerality as well. Sharp and super dry. Still very good and a pleasure to drink, but not as awesome as other '85s enjoyed recently.
Beautiful deep golden hue, but what a lively wine. It showed no signs of slowing down even after hours. Elegant yet with a vitality I have never experienced before in a wine that was approaching its 30-year mark. We were drinking from a magnum.
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