The bottle was in good condition, level HS (high shoulder) with mould on cork. The color was dark brick red. Medium to full body with elegant acidity and nice acids. The nose and taste was a satisfaction with pepper dried fruits and sun ripe sicilian tomatoes. A miracle that this wine was still alive and will probably be for another five years.
Bottle in very good condition, fill level ts. Great colour - really dark core still with nice discolouration around the rim. Clear and glowing. On the nose a little tired and not very intense. Undergrowth, spice box, black tea, tobacco but not much fruit, increasingly vegetal. On the palate soft and smooth, no noticeable tannins, not much fruit, a bit flabby with green notes emerging. With more air slightly aggressive acidity, but still very much alive. A little short towards the finish. Lacking concentration and depth as many of the 1973s probably always did - now past its best, but still a very decent bottle. 87-89
Has a dank, waterlogged fruit kind of smell at first that dissipates somewhat in the glass. There are greener notes of capsicum and tobacco that weave through the aroma and flavour profile. The nose is not terribly engaging but the palate is quite pleasant with fresh red berry fruits that are lively and detailed. Tannins have all but disappeared and there’s some brisk acidity that punctuates the finish.
Füllstand top shoulder, Korken komplett durchfeuchtet; noch verheißungsvoll mittleres bis tiefes rubinrot; Bouquet mit frischen Kirsch- und roten Beerenaromen, Wald- und Pilzwürze; würziges, fast süßes Tannin, ausgewogen und harmonisch am Gaumen, elegant, mit langem, weichem Abgang; hat immer noch Feuer!
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