The 1982 Pichon Lalande
The 1982 Pichon Lalande is one of RLLA pick’s, it has also received a RP100 grade. This has been the most sumptuous, delicious, and profound 1982 to drink over the last 5-6 years. It reveals a classic Pauillac aromatic profile of sweet blackcurrant fruit intermingled with scents of herbs, cedar and toast. However, on the palate it performs more like a great Pomerol. Given its unctuous texture and lavish quantities of fruit, glycerin, and alcohol, this is a thick, supple, velvety-textured, gloriously decadent, and hedonistic Pichon-Lalande that should continue to drink well for another 10-12 years. If you are looking for one wine with which to impress someone, close a deal, or just experience the pleasures of wine, make it the Pichon-Lalande 1982.
The 1990 Haut Brion is one of RLLA’s picks as being a lovely, evocative, exciting place in its evolution, utterly delicious right now and still capable of maturing for another 5 – 10 years before hitting its plateau. The Haut Brion shows signs of crushed blackberries, leather, hints of cigar tobacco, scorched earth, minerals, and plenty of mushrooms. And just like Lafite always tastes like Lafite, Margaux like Margaux, and so on, so, too, did this Haut Brion. This is what makes this wine very special and one of our picks!