Haut Bailly 1982
Tasting Notes Haut Bailly 1982
Now this is another attractive 1982, whose only fault is that it is rarely seen on the market, most likely because it has all been consumed. A shame, because this has a heavenly, eucalyptus scented bouquet that is still evident after two hours in glass. A touch of liquorice also evolving with time. The palate is full-bodied with mint and cedar infusing the black fruits with fine tannins. Perhaps a little short on the finish, with mulberry and a hint of sloes lingering on the aftertaste. Silky texture, very harmonious, this is a lovely 1982 drinking perfectly now. Drink now-2012. Tasted September 2007.
A disappointing wine, this soft, herbal, diluted 1982 reveals a lack of muscle, concentration, and depth. It has not fallen apart, but it does not exhibit much character, complexity, or pleasure. Drink it up.