Absolutely stunning. Consumed on the eve of my 39th birthday. (I am an 82 and my birth year wines are becoming increasing hard to find. This one was purchased as a complete OWC from a private cellar and perfectly stored.)
This bottle was so fresh and immaculately stored. The cork came out beautifully. Dark dark color still. Right off the bat the nose screams PENFOLDS GRANGE with eucalyptus, tar, smoked meats and abundant DARK fruit. A gorgeous wine with years and years left ahead of it.
Tasted alongside 1982 Chateau Margaux from the cellar and we all found the 1982 Grange to be the superior wine. It left my mouth watering. Absolutely beautiful and one of the top two or three wines I’ve ever tasted of not the best — 18 days ago
Favorite wine of my year — 9 days ago
Bright red fruit w savory and hint of toast. Full flavors but not heavy w long finish — 7 days ago
Deep golden color and notes of oxidation on an otherwise complex ripened fruits and earth profile carrying through to surprisingly balanced but still acidic palate. Great with Leila’s garlic paprika buttery lemony shrimp. On the downslope from past glory drank perhaps decade ago. Last of two GL20. — 24 days ago
Peppery and meaty, good earth flavor — 14 days ago