Sunday, October 11, 2015

Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel Saint Emilion, 1982

I'm not a big fan of young Merlot and, as a result, don't buy many wines from Saint Emilion or Pomerol. After 33 years in the bottle, though, this Saint Emilion is more to my liking.

Amber tones. Takes awhile for 33 years of stale air trapped at the top of the bottle to blow away, but the wine underneath has developed nicely. Very pretty bouquet of ripe fruit and Asian spices. Smooth mouth feel. Rich and dark. Dates and raisins. Definitely salty on the finish. Not great but very good. The price tag says I paid $8.99 (before the 17% mixed case discount) at Village Corner in Ann Arbor. Hard to beat that for value.

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