(1982 Vintage) Very great wine. An outstanding vintage year for both quantity and quality. A wine with great harmony and balance, very rich in tannin. This wine ends beautifully full and complex at the same time.
WA95 NM Drink 2012-2034 Medium to deep garnet colour. The nose is still a little mute giving a moderate intensity of youthful aromas: ripe plums, cassis, Chinese five spice, moss and a fair amount of cedar. Oak tannins seem to dominate the structure contributing to the taut astringency of the palate yet there is a good amount of ripe berry and earthy fruit plus medium acidity to balance. Long earthy finish. Drink 2012 to 2034. Tasted February 2009.
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/07
Wine AdvocateRating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
International Wine CellarRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-06
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06