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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion  1982
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1982
(search item no. 89097)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $669.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1983 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1966 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1964 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"An extraordinary effort that gets better with each tasting, this dark, murky, garnet/purple-colored 1982 exhibits a fabulously complex nose of hot bricks, asphalt, black fruits, tar, roast beef, and truffles, colossal concentration, super-ripeness, an unctuous texture, and low acidity. While still exceptionally youthful, this wine is powerful, dense, large-scaled, and intense. It is evolving at a snail's pace, but should continue to improve for another 10-15 years, and last for another three decades. A candidate for perfection!"
-The Wine Advocate, June 2000

"Slightly rustic, but firm and youthful. Dark ruby color. Beautiful aromas of berries and stones, with a hint of black truffles. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, spicy-stony finish.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Best from 2000 through 2010."
-Wine Spectator

My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion:

  • 2011 (search item no. 129141)

About Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion:

In 1664, Madame de Lestonnac bequeathed the domaine of La Mission Haut-Brion to the Peres Lazaristes, a congregation founded by Saint Vincent de Paul. The "good fathers" worked to restore their property to its rightful worth. After them, the Chiapella family (owners in the 19th century) and Woltner family (owners between 1919 and 1983) never stopped improving the vineyard and modernizing the cellars. Since 1983, the Dillon family, already owner of Chateau Haut-Brion, continues the same policy under the presidency of H.R.H. Prince Robert of Luxembourg.