Blue cheese forward — 2 months ago
My first taste of a right bank from ‘82. From a mag. Surprisingly deep in color and rim not nearly as brickish as you’d expect at 40 years old. This wine went through 3-4 phases over the evening: phase 1 was “old British mens club”—ie tabacco and leather and old wood, phase 2 was more soft fruit - dried/baked spiced red plum and red currant/licorice (tannins soft AF and barely perceptible at this age) and phase 3 was back to leather, tobacco and loads of black and even some cayenne pepper. Seems like this wine has settled in a good spot and has been/will hang out there for some time — I wouldn’t necessarily hold out any longer to see if it improves though at the same time, with its acid structure and powerful aromatics/flavor, I don’t see this wine degrading any time soon.
— 2 months ago
From a good looking bottle with a great fill. Decanted for 3.5 hours. Deep tawny color, suggests a little age. Great old Bordeaux nose. Notes of black cherry, sliced plums, old cedar desk, Cuban cigar, some mocha and some leather saddle. Really nice in the mouth. Has a nice sweetness to it. Lasting finish. Still at peak and bottles like this are staying there for a while. — a month ago
My only bottle of 82 Mouton, sadly. This was about as classic a Pauillac as it gets. Hard to believe it is 40 years old as it is sitting somewhere in mid-life. Lovely deep currant fruit, pencil lead, fairly seamless and perfectly balanced tannins and everything else. Will think fondly of this one. — 24 days ago
Dark brown/ ruby in color with a wide brick rim.
On the nose blackberries, plums, oak, earth, vegetables, wet leaves, herbs, black pepper, forest floor and light metals.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, tobacco leaf, vegetable and black pepper.
Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
I'm pretty sure I would have liked it much better 10 years ago, but this 40 year old Bordeaux is still drinking very nicely. So nice to see that.
I did not decant it, and it didn't last for more than an hour. After 15 minutes of airtime, tannins show up and bring more structure to the wine.
This gem is from the great 1982 vintage, and drinking these kind of wines is always a great experience. It's like a history book in a glass.
Thank you John for sharing this with me.
Really enjoyed it by itself, and paired very nicely with a stinky Camembert cheese.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels for over a year.
12% alcohol by volume.
$500. — 2 months ago
1982 vintage. Cinnamon and baked cherry nose with specks of pepper; eucalyptus aura shimmering. Rye bread with plum reduction, dusty cedar, dehydrated blackberry, broiled blueberry, reflective graphite glimmers, toasted wheat, holly leaf. Baked bing and raspberry with dried plum skin; black currant reduction with all kinds of legs. Sage and dandelion leaf, dried black mushroom, bitter blueberry, graphite gravy, and a side of pomegranate. So fun to taste this legendary vintage. Seems to be in the perfect place now.
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