I had originally put this on Commerce Corner, but with no takers, I offered it to my Zoom group, who were glad to grab it. This left me with several extra bottles, and with some gorgeous Berkshire pork chops on the grill, I thought I would open one.
The cork was easy to pull, and the color was still very crimson, but with the browning one would expect from a wine of this age. The aromas are Pauillac, blackcurrant, cedar, freshly tanned leather, and a floral element. Unexpected, was a slight wintergreen element, which I am not used to seeing in a 1982, but was very welcome. As with many 1982s, despite the richness, there is tremendous delineation as the flavors combined or as a single nuance. The wine is fully mature, but I will probably need to drink over the next couple of years. Finishing off just short of very long. A bit of a sleeper this. 94-5