TN: 1989 Lynch Bages, 2002 Alois Kracher (both from halves)

From a 375ml.
Tasted and decanted for about 2 hours.
On the nose some dark fruits, tobacco, leather, earth.
On the palate, cherries, blackberries, earthy notes, spices and faint iron. Layers and layers building up to a medium to full body wine.
A perfect balance of fine tannins and acidity with a medium to long finish. It kept improving over about 2 hours. Still young but quite impressive.

From a 375ml. Nose of apricot, huge spices, sweat, smoke.
On the palate some quince, stone fruits, minerals and a good acidity. Fairly thick with a saline component and a medium to long spicy finish. Excellent.