Category Archives: 1982

1982 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

Brown to ruby color. On the nose, developed, medium+ intensity, clove, cardamom, leather, saddle, basement, tobacco, stewed black currants, pencil shavings, with some oak, and loaded with earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, leathery, sandlewood, bark, mineral, balanced wine, with medium tannins, and medium acidity, and a solid finish. New world fans won’t particularly care for this aged Bordeaux, but should try anyway if it’s open.

1982 Borgogno Barolo

Quite impressive wine. Ruby with orange edges. On the nose, developed, medium+ intensity, plum, cherry, chalky soil, clove, anise, flowers, tar, some oak, and some earth as well. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, still showing off it fruit and tannins, with beautiful balance, and a stellar finish. I heard this…Continue Reading

1982 Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion

Two young couples brought this and an 96 Lafite in the other night. I haven’t tried too many vintages of this legendary, albeit, very expensive Right Bank Chateau. On the nose, bouquet, medium intensity, baked plums, figs, spice, basement, cocoa powder, not oaky, and very nicely integrated bouquet. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, very…Continue Reading

1982 Les Fortes de Latour

I was told by the guest that brought this in last night that this is not a second label, it’s a first label using their younger vines. The nose was full of tomato leaf, cardamom, clove, and dirt, that classic Bordeaux basement thing. Once on the palate this wine really grabbed me and headed for…Continue Reading