This has a different shaped ullage so saying low-shoulder fill is quite accurate. The fill was about four inches down from the top of the cork. The cork was removed and the bottle blew off stink for a bit and then we tried it. It did get a bit better over the subsequent 20 minutes before dying a quick death. Garnet in color, mostly clear and a bit flat. On the nose there is dust, saddle leather, dusty attic and just a hint of dried cranberries. Medium bodied. On the palate, there is just a hint of cherries with leather and earth. A bit tart. Clipped finish. There are surely people who love this style of wine, but either way, it is cool to share a friends birth year wine from a great vintage. Storage was likely good but no better if even that over its 60 years of life. Very cool bottle, too.