95-100 / 100
95-100 / 100
Label Fairly damaged
Label Highly damaged
Cap Slightly damaged
Label Slightly damaged
CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1982
Clos de Vougeot
DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI Marey Monge 1982
Romanée Saint Vivant
DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI 1982
(04-2022) The development of this wine has been great. Clearly, this is now a top vintage of Haut Brion packed with layers of ripe, smoky, earthy fruits, tar, spice, smoke, tobacco leaf, cigar box and red fruits. The wine is all about its elegance, length and sensuous finish. This is fully developed and ready to go.
(11-2021) A gorgeous bottle that is showing the wine's full potential and expression. Complex and layered, revealing a range of glorious flavors such as savory herbs, dried berries, aged tobacco and sweet spices. Long, persistent finish.
(07-2016) Though having tasted the Haut-Brion 1982 on numerous occasions, it is still a divine Pessac-Léognan to cherish. Here at The Glasshouse restaurant, it has that lovely warm gravel on a summer's day bouquet, brown autumn leaves, bay leaf and here= a slightly more conspicuous note of black olive than I have noticed in the past. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, again a little more diffuse than its fellow 1982 First Growths, but with just as much charm. If anything, it feels a little tighter and more backward than previous examples, perhaps suggesting that bottles of excellent provenance will last many years. It is a wonderful 1982 First Growth, not a pinnacle of the vintage, but disarmingly and utterly charming. Tasted July 2014.
(01-2001) A towering wine, with decidedly earthy, gamy flavors. Despite hints of burnt toast and a tough texture, the power and richness grow with every sip of this full, supple and generous wine.