Reply to "August 2018: What are you drinking?"

theoldman posted:
g-man posted:

1982 Leoville Barton

1998 Leoville Barton

 

How cool. 98 is my daughter's birth year; I've put something away, but wouldn't mind options. Could you rate them?

the 82' was fully mature, if even perhaps over the hill if one likes semblance of richer fruit on the palate.  It had a lovely nose of fine blue cheese with a touch of cocoa.  The palate had that taste of bic pen ink that rounds out with dark cocoa nibs and a touch of blackberries on the finish.

the 98' was dusty, brawny wine that had a nose of rich crushed blackberries with hints of ground allspice.  An incredibly lovely mouthfeel of smooth richness showing off currants, wet tobacco leaf and a long lingering finish of blackberries.

both were different but lovely wines.

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