tasted blind, amongst more than a dozen 1982s, and it was my favorite, besting all the bordeaux at the table to my amazement. nose - celery, cherry, strawberry mouth - lively, sappy, full bodied, packing a mature broad fruit punchy flavor while being crisp and lean and....minerally. not at all betraying its age, a complex 30+ year old wine, wow!
Opened the worst looking bottle to try first. Cork was destroyed and took time to remove. Very musty when opened but that blew off n about 20 minutes. Over the next hour very deep flavors — cherry, paprika, others — that changed every 10-15 minutes. After it had been open about 1.5 hours it was no good. Was an interesting experience to see how the wine rapidly changed. (February 2010)
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