90-94 / 100
90-94 / 100
Label Slightly damaged
Label No label
CHÂTEAU GRAND CORBIN DESPAGNE Magnum 1985
PERRIER JOUET Belle Epoque 1985
(04-2008) Tasted at the chateau, you are immediately struck by the smokiness of the nose: cooked meats, a touch of burnt buttered toast just explodes from the glass. The palate is full-bodied with an over-riding meatiness to it, lovely balance, fleshy as one expects from an ’85, but married to Grand-Puy-Lacoste’s inherent austerity this makes for a “complete” wine experience. Savoury black fruits on the well-poised finish that just lacks the length of the ’90. But still a lovely wine. Tasted April 2008.
(12-2001) A fragrant, cedary, refreshing nose that opened up beautifully in the glass; sweet entry, soft, rich, good fruit mid-palate. delicious. A charmer.Lovely now. Another 10-15 years.
(10-1994) Burly wine. Deep and dark-colored with an iron backbone of tannins. Plenty of licorice and fruit character. Needs time to come into harmony.
(05-2014) It was nice tasting the wine after so many years. The tobacco, cedar, cassis, cigar box and earthy notes were exactly what the docot ordered. Medium bodied and light on its feet, this is probably fully mature and should be consumed over the next 2-5 years.