- Brick color with medium forming legs. It's balanced with a medium/full body. Coarse texture with a medium finish - Remaining sugar provided a good body and very fine finish. To our opinion at it's peak or just slightly over it.
Some signs of age towards to rim, lovely garnet. Cedary nose, tobacco, mineral notes, leather - quite evolved. Good acidity, nice grip with sweet fruit. Lots of character, tension - not too polished at all. Superb finish with great length and subtle persistence. The finish is the highlight really! Drinking nicely, no rush but probably at its peak. 93-94
Stored in cold cellar since release. Decided to try 1990 with one PArker did not rate, Drank over 2 days - years of life left 2020+. Old fashioned St Estephe lovely full flavoured balanced fruit oak and leather. But true to form lacks elegance and finesse but is that a problem? One did not buy St Estephe for that. How accurate the 1855 still is! Will i live long enough to enjoy the decade od 2000? Or will something have been lost
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