A wonderful sleeper of the vintage, the 1982 is one of my all-time favorite Haut Bages Liberals. Still a dense plum/garnet color, it exhibits a big, smoky kiss of licorice, cassis, and roasted herbs in its fat, fleshy, full-bodied personality. Offering plenty of glycerin, a heady sweetness to the tannins, and a plump, luscious style, it is drinking beautifully and ageing much more slowly than I expected. 91RP
*Actual bottle is the second photo. Excellent condition and low neck fill.
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Sexified, chocolate, mushroom, wood spice, dark sophisticated old berry. Delicious right now, past its prime right now but again delicious.
Still fruity on the nose, black fruit, plum, blackberry, tobacco, eucalyptus. All still developing. Full bodied, lengthy. Soft and velvety. Perfect. Can drink now, but still has potential for ageing.
I'm afraid the best days are behind this wine. The nose is that of a corked wine, but on the palate you can tell it was a grand ole' lady at one point.