L'Eglise Clinet 1982
Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 1982
Little sign of aging. Beautiful nose: raspberry, violets, iodine, and pepper. Very pure. Medium-bodied palate, smooth tannins becoming more robust/spicy in the glass. Well-balanced. Becoming open-knit and fleshy in the glass. Not as good as 1975 or 1985 but a decent 1982. Drink now. Tasted September 2002.
Somewhat past its peak of maturity, the 1982 L'Eglise Clinet reveals plenty of amber at the edge as well as a loosely knit style without the superb concentration found in just about every top vintage from the mid-nineties through 2008. It offers sweet mulberry and kirsch notes along with hints of earth, underbrush, and caramel. Drink it up. Release price: ($150.00/case)