International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93($125-$160) Good medium red, with a hint of amber at the rim. Very aromatic, inviting nose of redcurrant, leather and tobacco. Intensely flavored and gripping, with a slightly raisiny singed plum character but also solid framing acidity that gives the wine a juicy quality. Quite fat and full. Finishes with superb structure and grip. (A second, rather different bottle of equal quality showed cherry, currant, licorice and menthol aromas; a dense, backward palate impression; and lovely restrained sweetness and a note of spice cake on the youthfully firm finish.)Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 2002
Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Not the most complex wine, but rich and youthful. Dark ruby in color, with a garnet edge. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins, cherry and wet earth aromas and a fruity, crisp finish.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93This wine has just begun to reveal its true personality, having under-performed for most of its life. In half-bottles it is close to maturity, but in 750ml bottles, it still needs another 4-5 years of cellaring (at least those that were purchased in pristine condition and stored properly). The color is a medium dark ruby with a garnet center. The multidimensional nose offers up notes of dried herbs, sweet damp earth, espresso, black cherries, prunes, cedar, iodine, and iron. Extremely complex aromatically, this full-bodied, still tannic, concentrated, old style Bordeaux has two to three decades of life remaining. It is impressive, but clearly from the old-school of Bordeaux winemaking with rustic tannin, but huge depth and body.Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Very deep crimson with some evolution. Gentle, big, bloody start and then quite rustic fruit. Chewy finish.Author: Jancis Robinson
Self | Rating: 95Author: Shawn T
Self | Rating: 90Author: Wang Chong
Self | Rating: 93Author: COLLECTOR-82
Self | Rating: 89Drink now, it fully mature...nice aromes and claret but little or short finish suggest has past its prime although still enjoyable. Bottle condition was excellent as well the cork. Drink now.Drink Dates: 1992-2015Author: Jito72
Self | Rating: 91Prior bottles of this wine that I have tasted recently tasted a little fresher than this bottle. This bottle was mature. Attractive aromas of cedar and dried cherries. The wine?s color could easily be mistaken for a six-year wine. Still considerably structured. If you are a risk taker forgetting about this wine for another seven or so years may be warranted.Author: Daniel B
Self | Rating: 93starting to turn brick red. beautiful full nose. still lots of red fruits. Tannins are pretty much gone. Lovely, rounded feel in the mouth. Lasted 45 min. in the glass. Drank the worst fill, so might still be some life left in this, but I would not wait.Drink Dates: 2015-2017Author: Jundt and Maritz wine
Self | Rating: 92Strong bouquet, very floral nose. Tannic at first, but sweet after ~20 minDrink Dates: 2007-2035Author: XTZ
Self | Rating: 94YoungAuthor: marv
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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 1138 bottles owned
- 243 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 243 collectors)