98 points Wine Spectator
*Top 100 Wines of 1989* Indescribably concentrated and elegant at the same time, starting off deceptively smooth and gentle, then building up the intensity and vibrancy until it climaxes to a sensational finish that echoes cherry, tobacco, berry and vanilla seemingly forever. Tannic enough to need until at least 1995 to soften. (8/1989)
Allen Meadows – Burghound
A bricking but still ruby core. A fully mature, elegant and very perfumed and spicy nose of obvious breed mix with nicely complex, round and punchy middle weight flavors that are beginning to lean out somewhat on the moderately long finish. There are still some unresolved tannins which the acidity has the effect of firming up on the backend. This is drinking as well as it’s ever going to and it would be best served with food. There is better overall balance here than in the ’87 but less power as well. (4/2005)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Perfect for its age.
The label is stained as shown. The stain is not wine.
This bottle is from a case. We purchased 8 of these bottles in total and 3 of them had label stains. The others did not. You can see other bottles we have listed for sale from this same lot without any stains.
This bottle is being discounted due to this stain.
You will receive the exact bottle in the photos.
Outstanding fill level for its age.
Capsule it tight and without corrosion.