Thanks, Marc. I have tried the 89 twice during a recent trip through Quebec. First time at L'Eau a la Bouche in St-Adele, the 89 was "open" and like nectar, with a loonng finish. The second time was at Auberge Hatley in the Eastern Townships and that bottle was not quite as "open", but still lovely. Based on your comment, I can't wait to open the '88!
You can find info. about the two places I mentionned above (as well as the other place we stayed - La Pinsonniere) at the following website, by narrowing to North America and then Quebec. Enjoy! http://www.relaischateaux.com/site/us/rech_carte.htm