Seriously, I had no expectations what so ever - I bought this a while back with some other mature wines for 22 Euro. It turned out to be a bargain! Info here.#!
1982 Château Paradis
As seen on the pic below the cork was long and in good shape. The first sniff showed a lot of moist undergrowth. But with some air it evolved beautifully. After one hour the glass was full of ripe red and black currants, plums, fresh stables, sugared coffee and autumn leaves. Perfectly mature and so lovely.
The taste is smooth, mature and very fine with notes of red plums, old leather, milk chocolate, tobacco ashes and some dried meat notes. A medium long finish that ends with a fine dry twist. I caught this in a perfect drinking stage. As far from a modern blockbuster you could get, this mature Montagne-Saint-Emilion provided great pleasure for the two hours it took to finish the bottle.
91p (tasted 2014/01)
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