1982 has been called by some the greatest vintage ever for Bordeaux red wines, partially due to the attention drawn to it by critic Robert Parker. However, none can suggest that 1982 was not a very good year. Chateau Cissac's 1982 might have reached its peak already, but still carries rich black fruits, spicy tree bark and leather.
Good old Cissac, arguably even slower-maturing than a first growth (although the current regime claims to be changing this). Looks very young. Very, very firm. Quite noble even if a bit dry on the finish. A success for this château.
Good fresh ruby-red. Candied red fruits, cough syrup and hints of menthol and herbs on the nose. Slightly green but has good fat and breadth. A moderately dense wine whose edge of acidity frames its fruit and gives it cut. A good showing.
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