1982 Bordeaux

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Wow! This is still a broad shouldered , yet elegant, wine with smoke and dark berry led. Still has a long life left. — 12 days ago

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

— 2 months ago

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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Considerando los 41 años que tiene....pero ya empieza a perder fruta y peso — 3 months ago

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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Cigar box, black currants, cassis, lovely, somewhat mature fruit, still shows a somewhat firm structure, seems close to fully mature, very long finish, but I’d bet will still hold another decade in a cool cellar, one of the great bargains of the 1982 vintage on release!! — 3 months ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Love the description, esp. “Somewhat mature fruit” 👊🏼

Château Latour

Les Forts de Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

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Still fresh & youthful. Perfect. Great fill. Still peaking.

Bramble, nicely, fresh fruits of; blackberries, creamy, black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries, hints of blueberries, poached to dry strawberries. Lead pencil for days, dry tobacco, used leather, liquid herbaceous notes, volcanic & limestone marl & grey clay, eucalyptus/pine tar, black licorice, dark spice, touch of black pepper, mushroom, light baking spices, dry top soil, dry river stone, dry stem, well done toast, dry & withering; dark, red, some blue florals framed in lavender & violets, perfect acidity and extremely well; balanced, structured, tensioned, balanced, smarty polished finish that last several minutes finish.

Photos of; Latour and their vine close to the D2, entrance to Chatesu Latour and their barrel room. The cleanest cellar I’ve seen and I have seen most of the wine world.

It’s just the left side of the bell curve. Stored correctly it has another 10 plus years of good drinking.

Robert Parker launched his career calling this vintage correctly upon release when others were not.
— a month ago

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Whoa. Nice.

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

A wine that I have had many times that never disappoints. This had a nose you could smell all night. Lots of black fruits, sweet & savory with spice box, cedar, leather, game, lead pencil & cigar ash. This was still fresh, almost youthful with many years left. — 3 months ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I had this wine when it was 40.
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Had 3 btls of the 1982 chillaxing at work. May need to liberate one...and soon.
Ron Siegel

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I would definitely open a btl (no rush) I can’t see this getting better than it is now. Cheers!

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Showed beautifully. Fully mature. Typical panoply of Bordeaux flavors. $77 back in 1985. — 4 months ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

What a nose. Deep plush plummy fruit with violets, roses, bloodiness, iron. This is so lively and bright still. Very delineated and plush but with structure that makes everything shine. Lush and gorgeous. — 2 months ago

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Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

At home. Super smooth
Fruity and sweet. peppery finish
— 3 months ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine

The 1982 Léoville Poyferré is a vintage that I have not seen for a while. This bottle is splendid. It is Ferrous on the nose and offers wilted rose petals, asphalt and pencil shavings, now firmly into its secondary aromatic phase yet maintaining impressive delineation and freshness. Maybe a little rustic compared to recent vintages, yet charming. The palate is very well balanced, and there is a touch of Brettanomyces that would be understandable given the warmth of the growing season. Cedar and graphite flourish toward the finish. This is at a peak now, and as I averred before, I would drink these sooner unless you have larger formats on your hands. Tasted at Burns & German's dinner to celebrate The Complete Bordeaux Vintage Guide book at Medlar. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2023)
— 3 months ago

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