1982 Chateau Haut Bages Liberal

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.