Remarkable for a 30-year old, inexpensive Bordeaux that I bought upon release 28 years ago. Still young looking (very clear, beautiful purple, no bricking), still somewhat tannic. (A testament to the 1982 vintage and my passively controlled cellar.) Nose of dark fruit. Tar and licorice in the mouth, which would not be to everyone's liking, but I liked it. Chewy mouth feel. Decent finish. Consumed with aged filets. Still have a few bottles left, which I look forward to sharing with others.
Very enjoyable on a Saturday night with our simple grilled dinner. Cherries and earth on the nose, and sour cherries, red raspberries, spices, and earth on the palate. Pleasant tannins and acidity -- this is a food wine.
Decanted for two+ hours then drank over the next two with grilled ribeyes, morel mushrooms in butter and garlic, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, green salad. Dark, inky color. Somewhat reluctant nose of cigar box, leather, dark fruit. Thick in the mouth. Palate was slightly monolithic red and dark fruit. Tannins sweet and getting integrated. All in all, a pleasant and enjoyable experience not quite as memorable as I expected. It is still fairly young. May be going into a dumb phase. Will try one of my other bottles in a few years.