1982 Bordeaux: A Vintage
Hosted by Albert Givton
(Abridged version appears in the September
2000 issue of The Underground Wine Journal)
1982 Red Bordeaux Marathon Tasting,
This three-day event was held at three leading dining establishments
in Vancouver and prepared by three of the most gifted chefs in town. No
fewer than 63 châteaux were tasted, including all the first growths
and 'Super Seconds'. The wines were tasted by commune. All the wines were
from one source, my wine cellar. They have spent the past 15 years practically
unmoved, and were cellared at an ideal - and constant - 52°F.The levels
were all excellent. The 1982's, acclaimed to be the best overall vintage
in Bordeaux since 1961, are now eighteen years old, a good time to assess
their state of maturity and overall quality.
First Session, Wednesday, March 1st, 2000
The Metropolitan Hotel (Executive Chef Michael Noble produced an outstanding
repast, as usual - both imaginative and a feast to the palate):
This first event featured the communes of Margaux, St. Estephe, and
After a glass of Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier N/V we sat down
for the tasting. Each flight was followed by a dinner course:
Flight 1: Margaux and Southern Medoc Crus Classés:
Flight #2: St. Estèphes:
Cha teau Prieur¾
Lichine 1982: Bright red colour to rim. Lovely nose of oak, vanilla
and spiced fruit. Evolved, silky, well balanced, round with good ripe fruit.
Very slight sharpness at finish. Nice peppery fruit and length. This was
a pleasant surprise. Ready. (16)
Chateau Cantemerle 1982: Deep, dark colour to
rim. Stemmy, herbaceous nose, backed by good ripe fruit. Full, rich, generous
on palate with hint of charred oak. Ready but no rush. Not much elegance
here but good body. (16.5)
Chateau La Lagune 1982: Charred oak, vanilla
and concentrated black fruit on both nose and palate. Generous, full, rich,
mouth-filling. Good length. No rush but can be enjoyed now. Fine effort.
Chateau Palmer 1982: Good depth, evolved colour
at rim. Classic elegance of the commune on both nose and palate. Expansive,
soft, forthcoming, round and perfumy. Lots of breed here. Quite forward.
No sense keeping this much longer. (17.5)
Chateau Margaux 1982: As expected, deepest, darkest
wine of flight, by a mile. New oak, vanilla, ripe black fruit. Very rich,
intense yet at the same time quite restrained. One senses that this wine
is not yet showing its whole personality. Try around 2005-2015. Great potential.
Very serious wine. The only point to note at this stage is its lack of
elegance that is a trademark of the commune. Time will tell. (19)
Flight #3: St. Emilions:
Chateau Ormes de Pez 1982: Dark colour; palish
rim. Ripe yet stemmy on nose with hint of black licorice. Sweet, round
and flavourful on palate. Just a hint of oak. Straightforward, rich and
round. A pleasant wine that is ready now. (15.5)
Chateau Lafon Rochet 1982: One had to go out
of one's way in order to mess up and miss this vintage. This property has
succeeded… unfortunately. Deep, dark colour to rim. Hard, dry, unyielding,
tight and sharp. Acidity on palate. Unbalanced, odd and lacking ripe fruit.
Short finish. Cannot improve. (14)
Chateau Haut Marbuzet 1982: A charmer, and the
owners intended this wine to charm, with about 40% Merlot in the blend,
a large proportion for a "masculine" St. Estèphe. Deep colour, ripe,
leathery nose; rich on palate with lots of lovely ripe fruit. Slightly
spirity, but most enjoyable nevertheless. Drink now to 2005. (17)
Chateau Sociando Mallet 1982: This, technically,
is outside the boundaries of the commune of St. Estèphe, but if
Haut Marbuzet calls itself a St. Estèphe with its high proportion
of Merlot, then this property definitely should be included. Very intense,
deep, dark colour to rim. Full, powerful, solid tannins, masculine, well
balanced. Serious wine. Needs at least 10 more years. Not very complex
at this stage, but promising. (17.5)
Chateau Montrose 1982: Much better than expected.
Leading wine experts have criticized Montrose in 1982, yet this wine has
improved substantially over the last decade. Dense, deep colour to rim.
Tight nose with hint of cedar and black fruit. Hint of earthiness. Full,
solid, tannic, yet nice fruit and even a little bouquet coming through.
Ripe and long. Needs time. Drink 2002-2012. (17.5)
Chateau Calon Ségur 1982: Best effort
of this property since 1970 or even 1949. Similar appearance to the Montrose
but more evolved rim. Open, cedary, vanilla on nose. Mouth-filling, very
good ripe fruit extract. Generous yet the tannins are still a bit tight.
Drink now to 2010. Excellent wine. (18)
Chateau Cos D'Estournel 1982: The colour and
appearance of the Sociando Mallet. Much more concentrated on nose. Lovely
black fruit and cedar in harmony. Hint of dark chocolate. Full, solid,
excellent balance. Most enjoyable now but has a good tannic backbone and
will last for some time. Drink now to 2015. Top class! (18.5)
After a break, we proceeded to the tasting of two flights of St. Emilions.
My fear was that the wines would suffer, following the big, Cabernet-loaded
St. Estèphes, but the wines held their own.
1. Chateau L’Arrosee 1982: I chose to start
this flight with L’Arrosee because this property resembles
a Haut Medoc in its character and structure and in the relatively high
proportion of Cabernets in the blend. Deep colour to rim. Spicy, stemmy
and forthcoming nose with notes of ripe red fruit. Little new oak character
but well balanced, with ripe and solid tannins. Drink now to 2010. (17)
2. Chateau Balestard Latonnelle 1982: A wine I know
well, having tasted several older vintages, going back to the most impressive
1945. Balestard usually produces fleshy, rich, succulent wines. This seemed
a faulty bottle at first, with some mustiness on the nose that cleared
after 30 minutes in the glass. Full, rich, fruity and ripe with a solid
backbone. Not much complexity, but very good extract, true to this ripe
vintage. Rated (14), then upgraded to (16).
Flight #4: St. Emilions:
Chateau Soutard 1982: Another rich, dark, ripe, full-flavoured
wine that is "à point" now, but that can last well for another decade.
More complex, longer on palate than the Balestard. Very fine wine. (17)
Chateau Belair 1982: Good dark colour to rim. Classic,
cedary, slightly stemmy but ripe nose with hint of oak and vanilla. Lots
of class here. Still a bit tannic, even masculine for a St. Emilion, but
backed by excellent fruit. Drink now to 2007. (18)
Chateau Pavie 1982: More feminine, rounder, and much
more approachable than the Belair. Full, rich, sweet fruit on palate. A
joy to drink now. The Belair has the edge in terms of length and complexity,
but this is very fine. (17.5)
Dominus Estate 1985, Napa Valley: This wine was introduced
double blind. I was hoping that it would integrate itself between two flights
of St. Emilions because it is made by a "Right Bank" man (Christian Moueix)
and has a fair proportion of Cabernet Franc, a mainstay in St. Emilion.
However, it showed how important the terroir is, as even the less
experienced tasters guessed this as being a Californian wine with its very
deep, youthful colour, its cedary/eucalyptus overtones and very rich ripe
fruit - even more obvious ripeness than the 1982 clarets. (17)
I hasten to add, though, that, having had the good
fortune of tasting the 1947 Cheval Blanc on seven occasions over the past
15 years (twice from magnums), the 1982, while a lovely wine, is no 1947.
It just doesn't have the massive extract and ripeness of the 1947. If the
1982 turns out to be as good as the 1966, 1949 or the great 1961, we are
We ended the first event with a lovely bottle of Chateau
Suduiraut 1982: while it is a known fact that Sauternes produced far greater
wines in 1983 than in 1982 (including d'Yquem), the opposite is true with
Suduiraut. Bright golden colour. Lovely fruity botrytis, honey and blossom
on nose. Great balance, class and lovely ripe fruit. Lingering aftertaste.
Drink now to 2010. (17.5)
Chateau Canon 1982: Impressive deep colour. Ripe black
fruit on nose with very slight hint of greenness (typical Cabernet Franc).
Rich, mouth-filling, ripe, complex and has excellent balance. A classic.
Ready but no rush. Drink now to 2008. The best Canon in a generation. (18)
Chateau Magdelaine 1982: While this is a top St. Emilion
(geographically), it is also a Moueix property, and the Moueixes have Merlot
running in their veins. This wine is a top Pomerol by everything except
commune, with over 90% Merlot in the blend. Dense, rich, well balanced,
meaty wine. Lots of depth here but a very slight hint of sweetness and
over-maturity that bothered me a bit. Very good nevertheless. Drink now
to 2007. (17.5)
Chateau Figeac 1982: The best Figeac between the great
trio 1961, '64 and '66 and the excellent 1990. With 2/3 Cabernets (both
Sauvignon and Franc) in the blend, it is no surprise that this wine was
the most herbaceous of the flight, but in a very positive way. Deep colour
to rim. Superb extract of ripe red fruit with oak and vanilla blending
beautifully. Excellent balance and lingering aftertaste. Lovely wine. Drink
now to 2007. (18)
Chateau Ausone 1982: Impressive deep colour to rim;
little sign of evolution. Layers of elegant, refined complexity on nose.
A bit stemmy, with hint of toasted oak, and ripe red fruit. Smooth, elegant,
excellent balance and extract on palate. Clean, lingering aftertaste. Less
weight than the Figeac but as much - if not more - complexity. (18)
Chateau Cheval Blanc 1982: As expected, the best wine
of the flight, and, with Chateau Margaux 1982, the best wine of the evening
- no surprises here. Very deep, dense colour to rim. Explosive nose of
ripe, complex black fruit. Full, generous, beautiful balance. Surprisingly
forward (the Chateau Margaux is much more restrained and unyielding at
this stage). A most impressive wine. (19)
Second Session: Friday, March 3rd,
Four Seasons Hotel. Executive Chef Douglas Anderson
produced a superlative dinner.
Aperitif: 1990 Gewürztraminer "Cuvée
Emile Willm" (in magnums): Served with Chinese "amuse-geules". It was exquisite.
Telltale exotic spicy flavours of lychees, muscat, wild flowers. Rich,
generous, full and lingering aftertaste. An excellent wine from a very
Tonight's subject communes: St. Julien and Pomerol.
Flight #1: St. Juliens:
Flight #2: St. Juliens:
Chateau Gloria 1982: Bright red colour, evolved rim.
Hint of toasted oak on nose. Red cherry fruit, fairly sweet, some ripeness,
even hint of leather. Some sharpness at finish. Ready. (16)
Chateau Saint-Pierre 1982: Ripe, spicy and sweet black
fruit on nose. Soft, round, generous and well balanced; clean, ripe fruity
Chateau Branaire 1982: Most evolved colour of flight.
Dull on nose. Thin, noticeable acidity. Not a good bottle. (14.5). A bottle
of this tasted last fall was rich, full-bodied and had a lingering aftertaste.
Chateau Beychevelle 1982: Lovely perfumy nose. Typical
elegant style of this property. Round, complex, soft and forward. Hint
of toasted oak. Classy wine that will not improve. Ready now. (17)
Chateau Talbot 1982: The exact opposite of Beychevelle,
but again, true to this property's style and to the vintage. Cedary, gamy
and leathery nose. Very ripe. Very deep colour to rim. Rich, luscious,
mouth-filling. Enjoyable now but no rush. Drink now to 2012. The favourite
of the flight by most participants. (18)
Flight #3: Pomerols:
Dominus Estate 1986, Napa Valley: This wine was inserted
double blind (the 1985 was introduced double blind in the first session).
I chose this wine because when tasted over the past few years, it behaved
very much like a fruity Medoc yet it is made by Christian Moueix, and the
following two flights of the evening were going to be Pomerols, dominated
by the Moueix stable. Indeed, it was a difficult wine to guess. No one
guessed California. Most thought that it was a Bordeaux, possibly a St.
Julien from a younger (and tighter) vintage. Better in my opinion, than
the 1985. Masculine, tannic, even backward, but backed by excellent, spicy
and cedary fruit. Very well balanced and lingering aftertaste. Most impressive.
Drink now to 2010. (18)
Chateau Léoville Barton 1982: Even in a ripe
year such as 1982, Ronald Barton's style of producing leaner, slightly
vegetal wines is obvious. Very good extract and dark colour. Noticeable
greenness on nose. Complex, elegant but slightly musty (old barrels). His
nephew, Anthony Barton, has certainly turned things around with this great
property with the 1985 and 1986 vintages. A good wine nevertheless. (17)
Chateau Léoville Poyferr¾
1982: An important "volte-face" here, after decades of underachieving.
Dense, deep, ripe, full and generous. Cedary nose. Lots of weight, depth
and extract. Drink now to 2008. Very good. (17.5)
Chateau Gruaud Larose 1982: Very dense, deep colour
to rim. Jammy, sweet, intense fruit that lasts forever on palate. Great
depth, cedary black fruit. This wine will last for another quarter century,
if well cellared. Classic Gruaud and classic 1982. Superb quality. (18.5)
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1982: As great a wine as the
Gruaud Larose, yet the exact opposite. Here one finds elegance, class and
complexity. Superb balance, refined, cedary. Lovely ripe red fruit. Ripe
tannins that blend beautifully. Perfect now or over the next decade. (18.5)
Chateau Leoville Lascases 1982: The most closed, tightest,
least forthcoming of both flights of St. Juliens. Hardest, most masculine
by far, behaving like a big Pauillac rather than a fruity St. Julien. Very
dense deep colour. Cedar, oak, tobacco and ripe black fruit backed by solid,
tight tannins. At first, I rated it (18), but after 45 minutes in the glass,
it developed such great complexity, length and class that I had no problem
upgrading it to a near-perfect (19). Grand Vin! Drink from 2003 to 2025.
Flight #4: Pomerols:
Chateau de Sales 1982: A simple, pleasant wine that
reflects the ripe fruity character of the vintage. Hint of residual sugar,
even a bit jammy, but pleasant. (15)
Chateau Le Gay 1982: Deep colour, mineral, ripe black
fruit on nose. Full-bodied, even hefty, rich, ripe tannins and a solid
backbone. Hint of cedar. Drink now or over the next 5-7 years. (16.5)
Chateau Certan Giraud 1982: Alas, the only spoiled bottle
of the whole three-day event. A badly corked, musty bottle. Having tasted
this wine on several occasions previously, I can only feel that, had it
been a good bottle, it would have held its own in this flight. (No score)
Chateau Latour-A-Pomerol 1982: With this wine, we were
introduced to a totally different class. This and the rest of the Pomerols
tasted below, were the greatest and most consistent flight of this three-day
event. While ripe, sweet and intense, everything about this wine is velvety
and elegant. Rich, round mouthful of ripe Merlot. Some oak, vanilla. Lingering
aftertaste. Will last but will not improve. Perfect now. (18)
Chateau Lafleur-Petrus 1982: The appearance, nose and
ripeness of this wine is very similar to the preceding wine with one major
difference: still tannic, powerful and, at 18 years, not quite ready! Still
some hint of oak and tight tannins. Drink now to 2010. A very fine wine
This was the greatest flight. No doubt that 1982 was
the greatest vintage for Pomerols since 1947. Now we don't have to guess
- now we know!
Vieux Chateau Certan 1982: Very similar in structure,
approachability, elegance and complexity to the Latour-A-Pomerol, but because
of its higher proportion of Cabernets in the blend, slightly stemmier.
Lovely now. A wine of great class and elegance. (18)
Chateau La Conseillante 1982: Here we get into the superlatives.
Impressive depth of colour to rim. Rich, ripe black fruit on both nose
and palate. Spicy, concentrated, rich. Perfection now or over the next
ten years. (18.5)
Chateau L'Evangile 1982: Almost black colour. Great,
intense extract on both nose and palate and excellent balance. Solid, even
tannic. Very concentrated. Massive wine! Not quite ready. Drink 2002-2015.
Chateau Trotanoy 1982: Toasty nose. Full, rich, ripe
and long. Great balance and extract but definitely more approachable than
the L'Evangile. Silky, ripe, mouth-filling Merlot. Drink now to 2008. Grand
Chateau Petrus 1982: Here my comments will be very short:
Blend 50% each of the Trotanoy and L'Evangile…and enjoy! The complex elegance
of Trotanoy and the extract, depth and aging potential of L'Evangile. Drink
now…or in the next twenty years, if well cellared. (19.5)
Dessert Wine: 1982 Orange Muscat "Essencia",
A. Quady (California): Having purchased several bottles of this wine upon
its release in 1985, I decided to keep two bottles for an extra decade
in order to assess its aging potential. The colour hasn't changed much;
just lost a bit of its bright orange-gold glow. While still enjoyable,
it has definitely not benefited from aging. The fruit has softened a lot,
losing most of its Muscaty, spicy character, while the alcohol has come
to the fore and has become more obvious. (15)
Third Session: Sunday, March 5, 2000
Lunch at Lumière Restaurant, with Owner and
Executive Chef Rob Feenie. Once again, the artistic presentation and exotic
flavours of the food were a fitting accompaniment to the wines.
The final event featured various Crus Bourgeois of
the Medoc, and the communes of Graves and Pauillac.
Aperitif: Chablis "Moutonne" 1995 Grand Cru,
Dom. Long-Depaquit: Bright green golden colour. Lovely mineral, green apples
on nose. Crisp, elegant, fresh. A most enjoyable, well balanced wine, no
doubt, but lacks in the extra depth and
dimension a Grand Cru of a good vintage should have.
Flight #1: Crus Bourgeois and other Medocs:
Flight #2: Graves:
Chateau Camensac 1982: Medium depth, palish at rim.
Stemmy nose, some ripe Cabernet character. Round, elegant, spicy and forward.
A pleasant, ready to drink claret that lacks the depth and ripeness one
would expect from a 1982. (15)
Chateau Beaumont 1982: Deep colour to rim. Dull, unyielding
nose - odd, considering that the wine is 18 years old. Hard, masculine,
even tannic on palate, but backed by good ripe fruit. Trying to behave
like a big St. Estèphe. Future uncertain, in that tannins may outlive
the fruit. (15)
Cuvée de la Commanderie de Bontemps 1982: Medium
depth, palish, evolved at rim. Dull nose. Better on palate: elegant, round,
good ripe fruit and spicy Cabernet. Ready. (15)
Chateau Potensac 1982: A Medoc produced by the gifted
owner of Ch
teau Léoville-Lascases, Michel Delon, and it shows. Dark colour
to rim. Excellent depth. Cedary. Black fruit on nose but still a bit reserved.
Solid, rich, ripe on palate with excellent balance and lingering ripe black
fruit aftertaste. Clearly best wine of flight. (17)
Chateau Chasse Spleen 1982: The leading wine of the
commune of Moulis, made by the late Bernadette Villars, a gifted and dedicated
winemaker. Masculinity is the expression of this wine on both nose and
palate. Deep, dark colour to rim. Classic, cedary, but still tight on nose.
Solid on palate. Still has a tannic backbone but backed by very good ripe,
cedary fruit. Drink now to 2010. (16.5)
At this point I introduced a mature claret double-blind.
Our Executive Chef-Owner Rob Feenie was celebrating his 35th
birthday; unfortunately, 1965 was not a very good (not even a decent) vintage.
However, as he was conceived in 1964, I figured that we could get away
with opening some interesting wines of that vintage.
Chateau Haut-Bailly 1982: This property produces consistently
well made wines that shy away from the 'modern' hefty, ripe, super-extracted
wines. The 1982 is typical of the style. Good depth of colour to rim. Delicate,
flowery, spicy nose with earthy overtones. Spicy, toasted oak and ripe
red fruit on palate. Elegant, long and very well balanced. Fully mature.
Chateau Malartic LagraviÀ
re 1982: Rarely complex, this property nevertheless produces rich, solid
wines. This example didn't show too well, however. Skunky nose, rubbery.
On palate: rustic, solid but a bit too dry for its own good. Not a good
Domaine de Chevalier 1982: Very good appearance. Bright
red colour to rim. Slight hint of dill on nose. Full-bodied, generous,
round and elegant, but noticeable sharpness at finish. A very reliable
property but in this case, the 1983 is clearly superior to this. Critics
keep insisting that the Graves district (and Margaux) produced better wines
in 1983 than in 1982. While I agree about the Margaux, in Graves, however,
the 1982 vintage is clearly superior, with the exception of this wine.
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1982: The last vintage
to be produced by the former owners, the Woltners-Dewarvins. In 1983 this
great property was acquired by the owners of Haut-Brion, signaling the
end of an era and the elimination of the only remaining truly great property
that posed a threat to the supremacy of Haut-Brion. Excellent depth of
colour to rim. Ripe, solid, rich, great extract and beautifully balanced.
Hint of tobacco, wet earth and leather on nose. A great bottle. Drink now
to 2015. (19)
Chateau Haut-Brion 1982: Impressive deep colour. Tighter,
leaner, more elegant than La Mission. Very stylish, true to this property's
character. Lingering aftertaste. Excellent. (18.5)
Chateau Gruaud Larose 1964: Very evolved mature colour.
Slightly oxidized, earthy, losing its fruit. Unfortunately, not a very
good bottle. Can still be most enjoyable.
Flight #3: Pauillacs:
Flight #4: Pauillacs: The last flight of this
three day marathon:
Réserve de la Comtesse 1982 (the second wine
teau Pichon Lalande): Lightest, most evolved appearance of flight. Good
depth and clean fruity nose. Slightly vegetal (young vines), but has retained
the ripe character of this fine vintage. Ready now and will not improve.
Chateau Haut-Batailley 1982: A property that is rarely
represented in North America, producing elegant rather than solid wines.
Subdued fruity-cedary nose. Good depth, well balanced, ripe spicy fruit
and elegant finish. Very slight hint of excessive acidity on palate. Ready
Chateau Clerc-Milon 1982: Deep, impressive colour to
rim. Peppery, earthy Cabaret on nose. Solid, masculine, ripe tannins are
backed by good fruit. Not very complex at this stage but still very lively.
Drink now to 2010.
Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1982: This wine was
produced before the AXA group and Jean-Michel Cazes took over the property
(in 1988). Dark colour to rim - little sign of evolution. Tight, unyielding
nose. On palate: a macho, solid St. Estèphe-like wine. The tannins
are definitely there but lacks ripe fruit to compliment them and express
the true style of the vintage. Good but not great. This fabulous terroir
is producing nowadays some of the finest Pauillacs around. (16.5)
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 1982: Densest, darkest and
deepest wine of flight. Almost California-like cedary ripe nose. Luscious.
Great fruit extract, balance and ripe tannins. Not quite ready yet. Drink
2002 to 2015. A classic Pauillac from a classic vintage. (18)
Chateau Haut-Bages 1982: This was a "mystery wine" added
by one of the participants: Medium red, good depth. Palish rim. Rustic,
tight, fairly hard but backed by nice ripe fruit. (16)
Chateau Lynch-Bages 1982: Deep colour to rim - actually
quite youthful. Odd, medicinal nose. Good fruit but drying at finish. Clearly,
not a good example. However, the wine was not corked. (16). Easily rated
(18) on other occasions.
Chateau Pichon Lalande 1982: Bright deep red colour.
Ripe, expansive nose that is a bit stemmy with toasted oak overtones. Rich,
velvety ripe fruit. Silky, elegant, complex. Gorgeous wine that captures
perfectly both the ripe character of the vintage and the elegant style
of this "Margaux of Pauillacs". Ready now but will last well at least until
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982: Silky, rich, long, generous,
superb balance and great class. Chocolate overtones and solid, ripe tannins.
A sheer delight to drink now but has so much depth that, if well cellared,
it could last well for another quarter century. Grand Vin! (19.5)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982: Surprisingly mature
and approachable. Full, rich, generous, cedar, cigar box overtones and
very long. A lovely bottle that deserves its reputation of being one of
the great wines of the vintage. Drink now to 2010. (19)
Chateau Latour 1982: At least on this occasion, this
is the "King" of the 1982 Vintage! While other First and "Super Seconds"
are great and superb, this is majestic. Very dark, almost black in colour
to rim. Dense, rich, cedary; a mouthful of superb, ripe tannic fruit. Essence
of Cabernet. Perfect balance. Not quite ready. Drink from 2005 to 2030.
Tokai Aszu "Essencia" 1964 (500 ml bottle):
A second bottle opened in honour of Executive Chef-Owner
Rob Feenie's birthday. Excellent acidity has helped this wine retain its
freshness. Spicy nose reminiscent of a combination of ripe Muscat and Madeira.
Sweet, rich, long, mouth-filling but not cloying.
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 1982: Structured like
"Dow's". Leaner, tighter style. Less sweet than Graham's. Good structure,
approaching its peak. A fine effort. Spicy, long and clean. Drink now to
2008. A rarely seen vintage, as most port houses declared the 1983 rather
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