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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1982

Auction:
2503
Lot:
10
Sold for:
$4,860$4,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2503
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2010 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1982
Pessac Leognan, Cru Classe
u: four into neck, two bottom neck

"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!" R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09
6 bottles
Estimate $3,500-5,000

Keywords

La Mission, Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, Classification of Graves wine, French wines, Pessac, Tannin, Wine

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