How are bordeaux 1989s looking now?


In 1989 first growths, more or less, Jancis tasted a clutch of top 1989s as they were in 2002. When I read that those wines were all in big bottles (magnum and more) that usually allow the wine to age more slowly, I was slightly concerned that some of the 1989s in standard 75cl bottles might be looking tired. But they weren't, though some clearly have a longer future than others, as you can see from my estimated drink dates – depending very much on how mature you like your mature wines.

Below are my notes on 10 wines...