quote:Originally posted by indybob:
Thanks much! I've always like Beringer PR, and should make a point to look for more of it at estate sales. Did the '97 and '01 seem ready? Or just too young for your palate?
The 1997 and 2001 showed older than the 1991 - especially the 1997, IIRC. They were all very good, but the 1991 was the freshest and most complex of the three.
But the 1991 we opened was a bit of a unicorn. VinT and I bought a bunch of wine from a US dealer who purchased a private cellar where the wine had been stored since purchase in a very cold, very damp cellar. All of the bottle looked like crap - they had all been wrapped in plastic wrap, which was crumbling, and the labels themselves were also crumbling and were covered in mold.
But all the bottles have shown like they were frozen in time. They have evolved, but they are all showing much younger and fresher than you would expect. The 91 Beringer was a beauty, as was an 87 Dunn HM.