We opened this during the second half of a pretty big wine dinner. This came after the 85 Las Cases, and was edged out by that wine. Slightly moldy on the top of the cork, which was about 70 percent soaked through. We managed to get the cork out, and decanted briefly before pouring.
The color was garnet, with clear signs of bricking on the rim. The wine is full mature, and probably just past its prime. The nose was dominated by red fruit, and a sweetness that overpowered any sense of earth. There were also inviting floral tones.
On the palate this was all about fruit and acidity. Tannins have melted away, and this is drinking very smoothly. Decent finish, and we polished off the bottle very quickly.
If you have any left, I would drink it now. This wine is fully mature, at least the bottle we had, and is drinking really beautifully.
Garnet with bricking rims after more than an hour of bt breathing. Typical aged bdx nose, leather, tobacco, some peppery nose too after the fruit. More acidity driven in mouth, but sufficient complexity of fruit helped. Tannin resolved though slightly dusty. More oak spice at the finishing.
For me this wine has peaked and perhaps now slightly past peak. Lovely aged BDX none the less and happy to drink it. Most of table mates preferred it over the 95. Two great btls side by side. This one was all resolved tertiary flavors. I enjoyed both vintages but slight edge to the 95.
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(Calon Segur) The 1982 Calon Segur was also quite popular amongst the crowd due to its ready, willing and able nature. Its nose was open and brothy with yeast, game and nut aromas. The palate was tasty and gamy, a bit more jammy than the others with lots of cherry flavors. The minerals and slate came out, and the finish strengthened (93).
(Calon Segur) St. Estephe was next in line, beginning with an excellent 1982 Calon Segur (sourced from Chateau), which had a great nose. There was excellent t ‘n a, chocolate, cassis and blackberry in this singing wine. It also had edge, spice and perfectly singed beef aromas. I was loving this wine. In the mouth, there were peanut flavors and solid t ‘n a to this long and minerally wine, but the nose was so exciting that the palate seemed almost a touch disappointing. Cassis and olive flavors came out in this still excellent wine