1985 Soutard, St-Emilion
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1985 Soutard is a sensationally rich, tannic, deep, multidimensional wine that balances muscle and grace. It is more supple than usual, but still capable of 20 or more years of longevity. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Last tasted, 3/90.
Plenty of flavor with ripe currant, plum and chocolate flavors, but it's a bit soft and fleshy at mid-palate. The tannins are gentle but firm, with th e flavors carrying through on the finish.