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Château Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 1982

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Chateau Haut Brion:
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under t... Read more
Although by all accounts the vine has been rampant in these parts since at least Roman times, the earliest written mention that our archivist has discovered, citing a parcel of vines being cultivated at Haut-Brion dates back to only 1423. In the early days wines were known by the name of the parishes from whence they came. Later they became known as clarets. In the case of Haut-Brion, under the great stewardship of the Pontac family the wine's reputation was for years represented by the name of this enlightened and well respected family-- Pontac wine. Eventually as its renown grew, the name of the Estate came to replace that of its owners. The notion of a Great Growth was born! We find the first written mention of the wine in the Diaries of Samuel Pepys. While visiting the Royal Oak Tavern in London on April 10, 1663 Pepys wrote "There I drank a sort of French wine called Ho-Bryan (sic) which hath a good and most particular taste which I never before encountered....." Read less

Member Reviews for Château Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Snooth User: Robert Parker
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3.50 5
09/25/2007

I have virtually no tasting notes on older vintages of Haut-Brion Blanc. Other than that, this is a wine one rarely ever sees because of the tiny production.


Snooth User: jamlani
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4.50 5
09/28/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Source: Epic Cellars
06/24/2010

I know Jean Delmas, whom I respect as one of the world s greatest wine producers, has always thought the 1982 Haut Brion was similar to the 1959, but I have yet to see that. It seems to me the 1989 is closer to the 1959, another perfect wine and one of the all-time great Haut Brions. While the 1982 is a beauty, it has never hit the highest notes this vintage or terroir can achieve. Complex aromatics of scorched earth, smoked herbs, and sweet red and black currants are followed by a full-bodied, silky-textured wine, but I have never felt this offering has possessed the concentration, texture, or multidimensional personality found in such vintages as 1989, 1990, and more recent years. Nevertheless, this is essentially splitting hairs as the 1982 remains a superb Haut Brion. Seemingly less evolved than the 1990, it is capable of another 20-30 years of longevity. Perhaps there is something in reserve that will reveal itself in the next decade. Drink now-2035.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/21/2009

Light, spicy, tobacco-scented raspberry and vanilla flavors, long and delicate.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. (HS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Haut Brion 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/24/2013

Exotic yet lively aromas of roasted plum, marzipan and grilled nuts. Wonderfully dense but sappy, with grip of steel. Finishes powerfully tannic and extremely long, still with a touch of youthful austerity. A very impressive showing. Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Mission Haut Brion, La 6000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/13/2011

Dark ruby red. Tobacco, roasted coffee and light raisin. Full-bodied, with soft and silky tannins and a long finish. I have always loved this wine.--Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Haut Brion 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/16/2010

...Flamboyant aromas of smoked meat, leather, truffle and burnished oak. Intensely flavored and penetrating, with strong acids giving the flavors terrific cut and grip. I get an impression of strong cabernet tannins. Drink now through 2020. 94. My se... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Haut Brion 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/14/2012

A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Haut Brion Blanc 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/12/2012

Good medium amber-edge red. Flamboyant aromas of smoked meat, leather, truffle and burnished oak. Intensely flavored and penetrating, with strong acids giving the flavors terrific cut and grip. I get an impression of strong cabernet tannins. Drink no... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Haut Brion 750ml



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