Château Haut-Brion 1982
A rich, dense cushioning of fruit, set against a cedar and toasted spice backdrop, makes the nose full of integrity and promise.
Rich blackberry with soft menthol on the finish, this is again absurdly young and tight for a wine that is in its fourth decade and another few decades ahead seems almost a certainty.
Clear florality also, with a redcurrant and grilled herbs fragrance that catches prettily at the back of the throat.
Totally beautiful, even with the sweet iodine tang that just begins to betray its age. Supremely drinkable.
Taster Jane Anson
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