Red wine

Château Margaux 1982

RRP £944 per bottle
UK Stockist
Tasted on
14/12/2019
Tasted by
Adam Lechmere
Tasted in
London

Powerful and concentrated nose with fine bright – even sappy – aromas of blackberry and earth, with a fine thread of violet perfume and dried petals running through. The overall impression on the palate is intensity and balance. Lovely delicate, soft though perfectly insistent tannins (did someone describe them as filigree?), fine fruit, more pot-pourri, the fruit ripe and still luscious but tempered with minerality. Magnificent. Served (as it often is) alongside the 1983, which on this rainy December evening in London didn’t show nearly so well.

Drinking Window
2020 - 2040
Colour
red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
%
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Médoc & Haut Médoc
Bottle size
75cl
Grape Varieties
Bordeaux blend