1982 Bordeaux

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Alex Lallos
9.8

Birthday wine!!! Best example of 82 margaux I’ve tasted. Perfectly stored. Deep and dark mahogany color with minimal bricking. Absolutely beautiful nose of red currant, cassis, dried rose petals, pencil shavings, fresh green tobacco and cedar. Some noticeable green character and earthiness that is definitely ‘margaux’. We could not believe how young this still is. Provenance was perfect. Came out of an unbroken owc. Elegant yet powerful at the same time. Could easily last another 20 years yet so beautiful on its (and my) 39th bday. — a month ago

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Stunning. perfectly mature
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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Was worried by soggy crumbling cork, but flavor developed after almost 90 min decanting. Historic! Toasting a brighter vaccinated future at first indoor dinner with friends in 1+ year! — 2 months ago

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Chris Bensick

Chris Bensick

Yup, a good bottle of this is hard to beat!

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Cheval blanc luncheon 82, 83, 90, 95, 98, 2000, and 2005. All beautiful 90 and 2000 the highlights depending on preference! — a month ago

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2000 is fantastic

Château La Tour Figeac

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

9 for the wow, this is still holding up. Fruit is muted but still identifiable raspberry and tertiary flavors of sandalwood. Fully integrated complex flavors and very smooth finish. Thanks Bob. — 2 months ago

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Château Lalande-Borie

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

39 years old - alive and kicking. There still plenty of fruit left, but it’s dominated by tertiary flavors. Graphite, leather, foray floor. Even at this age this has plenty of life left. — a month ago

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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Saint Guirons Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Another outstanding bottle of 1982 GPL. Everything a Bordeaux should be - fully integrated tannins, tobacco, sous bois, leather yet still fresh fruit with the charm of 1980s Bordeaux. A real treat to open any 1982 Bordeaux and certainly GPL is one of my favorite values. — a month ago

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Vino Joe

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How long did this take to open?
David Nicewicz

David Nicewicz

@Vino Joe It was pretty much ready to go from the start but improved with 30-60 min decant.

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Birth year wine. Rich, complex prime drinking with no signs of slowing. Did need an extra minute to wake up. Drink in next 10+ years. Paired beautifully to Australian Wagyu NY Strip. — 2 months ago

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