Fully mature. Garnet colour. Not a big nose but still alive. Last tasted three years ago and was a little herbaceous. Not so this time. Very pleasant, couldn't ask more of a twenty seven year old third growth from a mediocre vintage.
Limpid, lovely mature appearance; classic nose with red berries, cedar and hint of spices, harmonious, good depth and definition; elegant and stylish palate, good 1983-typicity, relatively slender, gravel; lovely length. "An Englishman's claret", just my style.
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(Chateau Lagrange St Julien) Darkly coloured wine, showing obvious maturity. Delightful nose; mature yet intense, with liquorice, and sweet, roasted meats. Full, textured palate, yet balanced. Mature, forthright, showing a little extract, and quite delicious. This is fine.