1982 Bordeaux

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! — 19 days ago

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Chris Bensick

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

Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Wow. 1982 vintage , still in very good condition Color and nose still vibrant. Very smooth and resolved. Blueberry, black currant and cedar. Absolutely a pleasure tonight. 2 hour decant. — a month ago

Iwan, Jan and 20 others liked this

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Deep, dark reddish tawny center, showing very little age in the rims. Classic, older Bordeaux nose. Notes of cedar, tobacco and cut cigar, red fruits, wet forest floor, old saddle leather, some cassis and some crushed walnuts. Complex and took its time to unwind. Decanted for 8 hours before taking to dinner, and then consumed over 3+ hours. Still present acidity. This comes across as a young Bordeaux, with the quality of the juice very evident. It didn't blow our socks off tonight, but the quality and pedigree of this is easily identifiable. — 2 months ago

Vino, Shay and 33 others liked this
Vino Joe

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Good to know on the 8 hour decant and subsequent performance.

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. — 19 days ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Tasted blind. Deep reddish tawny color. Notes of black cherry, smoke and wood, gravel stone, barnyard and lead pencil. Great fruit and still present acidity/tannins. We’re all in the Bordeaux camp with guesses – and it seems young so initial thoughts are that this is from the 90’s. But then the historical datapoints of having 82 Bordeaux in the past bring us to the 82 vintage with guesses. I go with 82 Lafite. I was bummed I couldn’t pick up that this is the Haut Brion, as it was obvious after the reveal we should have picked up the gravel and barnyard notes to point to Graves as the origin. This got better over the day, of course. Great juice with a long life ahead of it — 2 months ago

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Conrad Green

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I love this wine

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. — a month ago

Josh, Eric and 22 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Pretty ripe redfruits still both aromatically and on the palate, nicely balanced, a tad too straightforward, lacking some complexity, but in great condition, long finish. — 3 months ago

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