Fully mature and not likely to get any better, the 1982 has a medium garnet color with considerable amber at the edge. The wine shows a stunning nose of sweet caramel intermixed with jammy kirsch, spice box, vanilla, Asian spice, and licorice. Once past the fragrant, exuberant aromatics, the wine exhibits a medium to full-bodied, plump, very opulent texture with sweet, concentrated fruit, low acidity, and very ripe tannin that is now seamlessly integrated in the wine’s personality. P.S. The problem I had with half my case of wine being corked, four out of five bottles opened, has not reappeared in subsequent tastings ... thankfully.