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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Graves 1982 3L Double Magnum

Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Graves 1982 3L Double Magnum

Bordeaux Blends from Graves, Bordeaux, France

Points     |     RP: 100     |     ST: 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 100
"A monumental wine, this historic La Mission-Haut-Brion was the last vintage made by the descendants of the Woltner family, who had owned this estate for decades prior to selling it to their neighbors, the Dillon family (the American owners of cross-street rival, Chateau Haut-Brion). The 1982 admirably demonstrates the magnificence of La Mission as well as the singularity of this amazing terroir. I had the good fortune of tasting it from barrel (where it was an enormous Graves fruit bomb) and watching it develop more nuances in bottle. At age 30, it remains a majestic, multidimensional, profound Bordeaux with another 20-30+ years of life ahead of it. It’s no secret that the great vintages of Bordeaux have levels of fruit extract and depth that go beyond other years. It is this fruit, often referred to as “fat” or “concentration,” that takes decades to dissipate and fade. As it does so, the extraordinary aromatic expression of the terroir asserts itself. Remarkably, the 1982 is still in late adolescence and has not yet reached its peak. Early in my career, much of my reputation was established on calling this vintage correctly, but I never in my wildest dreams thought the 1982s would mature as slowly and last as long as some seem capable of doing. One of the handful of perfect wines of the vintage, the La Mission still possesses a remarkably dense ruby/purple color with only a slight garnet and lightening at the edge. The fruit-dominated aromatics reveal lots of cassis, blueberry, scorched earth, black truffle, incense, graphite and high-class, unsmoked cigar tobacco-like notes. Still exhibiting remarkable concentration, enormous body, silky sweet tannin, and no perceptible acidity, the 1982 remains fresh, delineated and super-compelling."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 95
"Good full medium red. Exotic yet lively aromas of roasted plum, marzipan and grilled nuts. Wonderfully dense ... with grip of steel. Finishes powerfully tannic and extremely long, still with a touch of youthful austerity. A very impressive showing ..."
Additional Information
Varietal: Bordeaux Blends
Appellation: Graves
Region: Bordeaux
Country: France
Vintage: 1982
Type: Still
Color: Red
Size: 3L
Item Price: $6,225.00
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SKU: 563574

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