August 30, 1992
I recently did some bottom-fishing for wines from less popula vintages. The results were mixed, but the successes outweighed the failures, and each wine had a lesson to teach. Most are wines that moved to retail stores several years ago, so some might not be widely available.* 1984 Domaine Richaume Cabernet Sauvignon, Cotes de Provence ($11.29). While cold, rainy 1984 was a poor year in most of France, it was not at all bad in sunny Provence. This wine is fully mature, with good spicy fruit.