1982 Le Gay, Pomerol (high shoulder fill)

SKU #1432842 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Made by the same team that produced the perfect 1982 Lafleur, this wine had been forgotten in my cellar. While it's clear that the new owner, Catherine Pere-Verge, has made some amazing wines since 2005 (especially the 2008), the 1982 is a wine for the ages. Still an inky/purple color, it boasts an extraordinary perfume of spring flowers intermixed with black raspberries, truffles, and kirsch. Full-bodied with velvety tannins, the wine remains extremely young, but the sweetness of the tannins and the sensational fruit concentration make for a remarkable wine that should evolve for another 30+ years. 97+ (RP)  (6/2009)

90 points Vinous

 Saturated full red. Aromas of candied red berries, mushroom, dark chocolate, minerals and menthol. Dense and rich but chunky; boasts very good vinosity and considerable power. Slightly rustic leather and earth notes. Finishes with strong, chalky tannins and excellent persistence. Long on personality. (ST)  (7/2002)

Wine Spectator

 A Pomerol with delicious fruit and ripeness. Deep ruby-garnet color, with cherry, tobacco and green olive aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long dark chocolate and berry aftertaste. (JS)  (11/1998)

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