85-89 / 100
85-89 / 100
Label Slightly damaged
DOMAINE MACLE Château Chalon 1987
CAPITAIN GAGNEROT Les Moutottes 1987
DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI 1987
(12-2014) A beautiful color, only slightly evolved, this wine presents itself with discretion and humility. The nose is not exuberant, it must be aerated to progressively discover the aromas. The tertiary aromas are dominant. We fine mushrooms, smoke, precious wook. To the mouth, a great distinction and a very nice balance. Nice length. The end of the bottle, as is often the case, is richer, fatter and more complex.
(01-1998) Given the past performance of Petrus in vintages such as 1980 and 1984, I would not be surprised to see the rating of the 1987 go up three or four points in 5-6 years. This is one of the most backward and full-bodied wines of the vintage, with a tremendous amount of tannic clout, yet excellent underlying power and body. The problem is that it is impossibly closed, almost impenetrable, suggesting that my score may be entirely too conservative. If you are a millionaire who wants to buy wine for a child born in 1987, this wine will still be in reasonable condition by the time he or she turns 21.