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La Mission Haut Brion, 1982

Region: Bordeaux, Appelation: Graves/Pessac-Léognan, Colour: Red
Storage status: Duty paid
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Number of bottles: 1 x 75cl Bottle
Price per bottle: £820.00 (GBP)

La Mission Haut Brion, 1982

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La Mission Haut Brion 1982 fine wine
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Tasting notesLa Mission Haut Brion 1982 fine wine
The greatest La Mission Haut Brion made between the 1975 and 1989, the 1982 is, stylistically, a dead-ringer for the ethereal 1959. One of the most massive wines of the vintage, it remains an adolescent in terms of evolution, but it can be drunk with great pleasure if it is decanted 2-3 hours in advance. A thick, unctuously-textured wine with massive richness as well as abundant notes of black fruits, truffles, creosote, scorched earth, smoke, and camphor, a colossal mouthfeel, a layered texture, incredible depth of fruit and glycerin, and copious, but well-integrated tannins that are largely concealed by the incredible amount of fruit. An old school La Mission, it is a tour de force that should continue to age effortlessly for another 40+ years. A monumental wine!
Robert Parker
Score: 100
An extraordinary effort that gets better with each tasting, this dark, murky, garnet/purple-colored 1982 exhibits a fabulously complex nose of hot bricks, asphalt, black fruits, tar, roast beef, and truffles, colossal concentration, super-ripeness, an unctuous texture, and low acidity. While still exceptionally youthful, this wine is powerful, dense, large-scaled, and intense. It is evolving at a snail's pace, but should continue to improve for another 10-15 years, and last for another three decades. A candidate for perfection!
Robert Parker
Score: 100
Lovely wine, so long as you don't have it alongside the beefier, though arguably less sophisticated, 1989. Very dark with a rust-coloured rim. Rich, ripe, very sumptuous nose with impressive freshness on the palate. Lively, long and complete, Leafily aromatic but not at all herbaceous. Transparent. More acidity than the 1989 but not too much.Drink 2000-2025.
Jancis Robinson
Score: 19
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