Robert Parker 83.0
Not bad for a 40 year old wine from a vintage deemed a damp squib on the Left Bank. A moderate garnet core with tawny rim. Quite a sweet, perhaps over-chaptalized nose with raspberry and cherry. A bit one-dimensional. The palate has light tannins, remarkably sweet but lacking structure and grip. Simple and linear, lacking typicity as a Saint Julien. Despite this it is certainly still drinkable. A wine that never really went anywhere. But much better than I anticipated. Drink now. Tasted November 2004.
Anticipated maturity: 2004-0