Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1982
The register of notes changes as we head to Pessac-Léognan.
This is one of the most open on display, with a warmth to the fruit that showcases cloves and spices full of tertiary end-of-summer-fruit goodness.
A beautiful wine, but just a tiny bit brittle on the finish, this is not quite living up to the pedigree that it has shown on other tastings.
We in fact opened a second bottle, served in a decanter (the rest were all in bottle), but it still remained just a nudge behind the others.
Taster Jane Anson
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