1970 Figeac, St. Emilion

SKU #950608 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This wine has been fully mature for at least a decade, but it continues to exhibit an herb-, mineral-, and plum-scented bouquet, with ripe, lush, expansive flavors that appear to have put on a bit of weight and intensity since the mid-1980s. The tannins have completely melted away, and the overall impression is one of a round, generously endowed, silky-textured wine. (1/1998). --- A Possible Legend Candidate --- (10/1994)  (1/1998)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Medium garnet; ripe, cedary cassis nose; rich, generous cassis flavor; very concentrated, full, ripe and long  (10/1993)

89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Medium red, with an amber rim. Decadent, mature nose dominated by chocolate, coffee, truffle and underbrush. A rather silky midweight with just enough volume to buffer its slight edge of acidity. Rather developed flavors in the mouth.  (7/2002)

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Saint Emilion