Unbelievable that this wine still has weigh to it. It was medium bodied, sweet, somewhat rich, and so smooth at 12.5% abv. We drank a 2010 Quilceda creek and a 2004 Bond Pluribus before dinner. Then opened the Lafite for dinner. It was outstanding!!!
Not as musty as I assumed it would be. Pencil shavings, wet cedar, and charcoal.
First Growth that rock (Les Nomades Chicago): Surprisingly fresh ripe red dusty fruit driven aromas with classic pencil shavings, gravel, and lively floral scents. Flavors are bit more restrained and show tense edgy dirty cherries, good rocky minerality, and a touch of cocoa. Amazing length with a dry spicy finish. Overall quite good and just a bit briary.
Scintillating juice. Drank at home with friends at an impromptu 1982 dinner after a brief decanting. Fully mature age 33, offering complex, layered notes of plum, mocha and cigar box sprinkled with Asian spice. If a date, this was a 38 year old entrepreneur world traveler beauty, who keeps you enraptured all evening with beauty, charm. intelligence and worldliness. All the 1982s this evening were drinking superbly and showing no signs of decline.
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