Terribly young and tight. Dark in color, high in acid, this clearly needs more time or if you plan to open one, decant it for a little while. Tasted promising though in a somewhat austere and classic way. It was my 1st 1989 Burg so I can not really link any previous experience to this bottle.
A Grand Evening...with Grands-Echezeaux (Kevin Restaurant, Chicago IL): Spice-driven aromas with tight fruit. Alas we didn't give much decanter time. Red and black cherry came across as stern and slightly backward, making this tough to assess behind assertive tannins. The rare 1989 that demands still more time in cellar, this should be much better in another 5+ years
This was the surprise of the evening for me as I had little expectation. Full red color. Big red fruit and licorice aroma with nice spicy notes. Lovely delicate red fruit with silky acidic finish. Very nice and focused, will definitely improve with time. 93+ pts. 4/06
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