Château Haut-Brion Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

$1125

...I do adore this Haut-Brion. The nose is heavenly with tobacco, earth, hot bricks, wild hedgerow, a touch of black olive (less than other bottles) with brilliant definition. The palate is medium-bodied, less precocious than say Latour or Mouton '82, more open-knit and accessible, quintessential Pessac that embraces that warmth of the growing season and infuses the delectable bouquet with nuances such as smoke, dried herbs, cigar box and a touch of rosemary. After an hour in the glass it is building and building. Divine. Drink now-2020+ Tasted March 2009. Neal Martin (eRobertParker.com)

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Ratings on Delectable

Antonio Galloni Delectable Pro

Founder, Vinous

Immediately identifiable from the bouquet alone. Tremendous intensity all around. A regal, magnificent wine that will drink well for several decades.

Immediately identifiable from the bouquet alone. Tremendous intensity all around. A regal, magnificent wine that will drink well for several decades.

9.8

Nick Apone Delectable Pro

1982 Vintage.

1982 Vintage.

9.2

SSS

Purchased this from the Wine House in Los Angeles in Aug 25,2015. I was somewhat ambivalent upon my purchase when I noticed the low shoulder and evaporation. I talked to a gentleman there who indicated that it was customary of 82s to have certain levels of evaporation and reassured me that the bottle was fine. Needless to say it was THE MOST DISGUSTING BOTTLE I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. THE WINE TURNED AND WAS ESSENTIALLY URINE. ASIDE FROM A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND SWEET SALES PERSON I WILL NEVER SET FOOT IN THAT STORE. BEWARE OF THE SKUM AT THE WINE HOUSE IN LOS ANGELES!

Purchased this from the Wine House in Los Angeles in Aug 25,2015. I was somewhat ambivalent upon my purchase when I noticed the low shoulder and evaporation. I talked to a gentleman there who indicated that it was customary of 82s to have certain levels of evaporation and reassured me that the bottle was fine. Needless to say it was THE MOST DISGUSTING BOTTLE I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. THE WINE TURNED AND WAS ESSENTIALLY URINE. ASIDE FROM A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND SWEET SALES PERSON I WILL NEVER SET FOOT IN THAT STORE. BEWARE OF THE SKUM AT THE WINE HOUSE IN LOS ANGELES!

6.1

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

This was pretty decent @burdigalanyc the other night, showed some glimmer of youth, with loads of complex tertiary. Excellent energy and all around pleasantry, showing it's pedigree in spades. #1982 #hautbrion

This was pretty decent @burdigalanyc the other night, showed some glimmer of youth, with loads of complex tertiary. Excellent energy and all around pleasantry, showing it's pedigree in spades. #1982 #hautbrion

9.8

Henrik Möbitz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Henrik Möbitz Wines

Complete, complex and vibrant- an experience!

Complete, complex and vibrant- an experience!

9.6

Brett Zimmerman Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier, Owner Boulder Wine Merchant

Awesome. Spice box, cedar, plums, and mineral. So good.

Awesome. Spice box, cedar, plums, and mineral. So good.

9.7

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Immaculate.

Immaculate.

9.8

Jasmine Hirsch Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

NWF La Fete wines.

NWF La Fete wines.

9.6

Ted Rutledge Delectable Pro

Everything in the right place for a mature Bordeaux. Big but not showy. Sexy but not slutty. What truly great wine should be.

Everything in the right place for a mature Bordeaux. Big but not showy. Sexy but not slutty. What truly great wine should be.

9.8

Michael Scaffidi Delectable Pro

Chef Sommelier Jean Georges

A raging forest of bret

A raging forest of bret

6.1

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