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This 1988 Ornellaia still shows an intoxicating nose of violet, sandalwood and spice; on the palate there is soft and generous ripe fruit (dark plum, black raspberry), with a hint of herbs and licorice; still gorgeous although not as powerful and primary as it once was; notes of sweet tobacco and bittersweet chocolate lace the very fine tannins through a long finish. I judge this to be slightly past its prime compared to my notes for previous bottles from the case. 93/100 on 7/7/2018. Too bad Delectable doesn't allow us to accompany tasting notes with a photo. — 2 years ago