92-94: scored down slightly because I'm just not sure I believe how great this bottle was. Followed the 95 Palmer, this wine had a vibrant purple hue, and an intense nose that reminded me of Barossa. Big, powerful fruit with nice fruit tannin and a touch of oak remaining, and a very nice finish. Very impressive, although I should note judging from recent reviews that this wine has been cellar kept since release, and seemed to have several more years ahead. It doesn't appear that other bottles have fared so well.
Interesting blackberry and lavender flavors emerge within 30 minutes, with a slightly soapy aftertaste. Not unpleasant, but distinct. 30 minutes later, there's blueberry and shortcake, though the aftertaste lingers. If you have this vintage still, you should drink up. Overall, floral quality dominates. Again, not unpleasant, but odd.
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