Highly acclaimed from the outset as a «vintage of the century», 1989 was the earliest harvest (at that time) in the history of Bordeaux. A very hot vintage that produced full, ripe, intense reds with enormous aging potential. These full bodied reds have barely reached their peak, and with lots of structured tannins, should continue to evolve favourably into the next decade. Thirty years later, and for the third time (@ Les Conseillers du Vin 1999 & 2009), an evaluation of this fine Bordeaux vintage was due. Some of the châteaux chosen for this tasting came through with flying colours while others were enjoyable/ready for drinking.
@ Les Conseillers du Vin, thirty years later, we revisited this classic Bordeaux vintage. To verify the evolution, structure and balance of this fine Bordeaux vintage, a group of 16 experienced tasters analysed 7 outstanding Chateaux plus a mystery wine in the usual blind tasting format.