Château Haut Brion

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Good levels, labels and colour. Lovely! The most forward of the premier crus but still with lots... mehr
Produktinformationen "Château Haut Brion"
Jahrgang: 1982
Land: Frankreich
Region: Graves
Produzent: Château Haut Brion
Typ: rot
Alkoholgehalt: 12,5%
Füllhöhe: 3,5cm - ullage
Etikett: Good Labels
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45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc
Beschreibung

Good levels, labels and colour. Lovely! The most forward of the premier crus but still with lots of life ahead. Michael Broadbent awards this wine 5 out of 5 possible stars.

Informationen zum Jahrgang
1982 is undoubtedly a great vintage that has caught more media attention than just about any other vintage. The success of the vintage was due to three main factors: an even flowering that took place one to two weeks earlier than usual. Secondly, following an unspectacular summer there was an unusually hot period during the second half of august and first half of September. This caused the record amount of grapes to ripen fully and get a touch of overripeness and concentration that is so characteristic of the vintage. The harvest started on September the 14th, one of the earliest dates this century and was finished under perfect conditions. The third reason for its success was that most châteaux had been investing money in their cellars and now had the means to cope with the amount of grapes from a recordsized harvest of very warm grapes. The vintage produced wines with high potential alcohol (1982 was one of the few vintages where chaptalising was superflous), deep colour, plenty of soft tannins, higher acidity than feared from such a high degree of maturity and most of all an enormous concentration of sweet fruit. The wines in short: the Pomerols are showing an alarmingly mature colour and are ageing rapidly – my favourite: Château Lafleur. The St. Emilions are showing the same tendency, many are still charming to drink and that at a distinctly lower price than the Pomerols. My favourites: Canon and Magdelaine. Haut Brion and La Mission are both great, otherwise the wines from Graves are unspectacular. Most wines from Margaux and Haut Médoc are pleasant and should be drunk soon, Château Margaux being an exception from this rule. St. Estéphe produced a range of succesful wines such as Haut Marbuzet, Phélan Ségur, de Pez and particularly Cos. The greatest wines in this vintage come from St. Julien and Pauillac even though the opinion in the beginning was that´82 was a merlot-vintage. It seems that the early promise of another 1947 never lived up to its hope. The wines seem a bit flabby and lacking in backbone to be truly great. The Cabernet Sauvignon has that backbone and thanks to a dose of fully mature Petit Verdot promise a long good future for the top wines. The star in St. Julien is Léoville Las Cases having produced a wine of first growth quality, also very good are Gruaud Larose, Ducru Beaucaillou, Lagrange, Léoville Barton and Poyferré. All three first growths from Pauillac produced some of their best wines ever, the two Pichons produced marvellous wines; Lalande a softer and more seductive wine and Baron for me one of the most underrated wines of the vintage – a classic Pauillac with great class. Wonderful are also Lynch Bages and Grand Puy Lacoste.