1989 Soutard, St-Emilion (1.5L)

SKU #1056187 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 One of my all-time favorite vintages from Soutard, this wine, which is quite dense, concentrated, muscular, and full-bodied, still has a dark garnet/plum/purple color and a nose of damp earth, liquid minerals, plum, and cassis intermixed with some licorice and cedar. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, and aging at a glacial pace. Quite pure, intense, but still not ready to drink, this is a wine for serious connoisseurs. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020. (RP)  (12/2002)

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion