The bouquet is already outstandingly rich and dense.
This wine has opened up considerably in the last 10 years and when we have the chance to compare it to the 1983, it seems slowly, but surely to take the lead, even when taking bottle variation into consideration. Château Margaux 1982 is a very powerful, fleshy and complex wine.
The impression on the palate is at once of great power, roundness and suppleness. Such a balance is rare. A sublime wine.You can start drinking it now, but there is really no hurry. - October 2018
Throughout the whole year, the weather conditions were very favourable for the vines and for the ripening of the grapes. After an early flowering, the summer was particularly hot, especially in July and during the first two weeks of September.
The picking began 20th September.
The grapes reached outstanding ripeness levels with, among other feats, a record concentration in sugar.