Lightly depressed cork; light signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue
ITEM 8188553 - Removed from subterranean passive storage in the Sierra Foothills; Purchased direct from Pacific Wine Company
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...by the age of 15, the wine was fully evolved, fragrant, sweeter, very positive. Most recently: still pretty deep, its bouquet almost too extrovert...But good. Now-2020.
...The 1985 was the magazine's Wine of the Year in 1988. Today it shows loads of fruit, with blackberry, licorice and fresh herb character. Full, round and velvety. Long and delicious.--Lynch-Bages non-blind vertical. Drink now. –JS
Fully mature...the medium-bodied, elegant 1985 offers notes of bay leaves, roasted herbs, black currants and sweet cherries. This vintage has always had an early appeal and seductiveness...consume it over the next 5-7 years.
...stunning, absolutely all the subtlety, balance and ripe fruit you expect from a top claret.