1982 Leoville-Barton, St-Julien
Tasted at Pebbles/Zachy’s 1982 dinner in Hong Kong. This vintage of Leoville Barton can be a little variable from bottle to bottle, although this is definitely one of the better examples that I have encountered. It has a very elegant, very 'classic' bouquet with leafy black autumnal fruit, sandalwood, tobacco and a citric edge. The palate is vibrant and not overly complex with superb tension. This is so fresh and pretty, perhaps cutting away a little too swiftly on the finish, but you are satisfied by then.
90 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
With massive, huge concentration, excruciating tannin, this earthy, meaty St.-Julien has everything, but it needs to be forgotten for at least 10-15 years. At this tasting, it did not appear to have budged since the last time I had it, and it did not taste terribly different than it did at age five. While it is remarkably concentrated, it is hard to rate it any higher because it may take another 25 years to reach maturity. Even with this level of concentration, one can never be sure if the fruit will hold. Nevertheless, I have plenty of confidence in it.
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