Very good vintage. Deep to medium rusty red/brickred colour. Softly mellow, mature tobacco leaf bouquet, slightly faded. A touch of honey or molasses. Soft and round, gentle tannins, smooth and easygoing. Good, if not all that detailed.
Drink: 2013 to 2013
88 Points Robert Parker
Medium-deep brown in color, the 1981 Hill of Grace presents a nose redolent of licorice, tar, charcoal grilled meat and dried figs. Medium-bodied, crisp and a bit tart, it has medium level of chewy tannins that carry the flavors through a long finish. It is mature.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. April, 2013