Recently I drank a bottle of 1990 Château de La Rivière and subsequently ordered a couple of 1985 and 1986´s, the 1985 being magnums.
Time to take one for a test drive, all by myself...:-)
1985 Château de La Rivière
The nose shows a bit restrained at first but opens up nicely with some air in the glass. After a while it displays fine aromas of plums, black currants, graphite and autumn leaves. A lovely mature, old school Bordeaux typicity.
The taste is beautifully mature with fine note of red and black currants, dry tobacco, autumn leaves and warm tiles. The finish is medium long, perfectly dry and very, very good. Not as great as the 1990 but tonight this is a perfect drinking Bordeaux, at least from a magnum. :-)
91p (tasted 2015/04)