Sunday, January 27, 2019

Chateau Cap de Mourlin Saint Emilion Grand Cru, 1983

Image result for castle cap de mourlin 1983It was 1983 when Jacques Capdemourlin made major renovations to the vineyards and winemaking facilities of this estate in the Saint Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. At least some of those changes may have contributed to the quality of this bottle, which is showing well for a 35-year-old wine.

Some amber in the color but generally well saturated colors. The wine is mostly Merlot and Cab Franc but I find none of the green tones that I often find in those varietals. My last bottle of 1983 Cap de Mourlin was probably 15 years ago, and I note a significant improvement rather than decline. Ripe blackcurrants with black tea on the finish.

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