1982 Bordeaux

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

1982 a very old vintage very smooth and a finish that is so beautiful so delicate — 2 months ago

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Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

1982 vintage. Tremendous color. Decanted and tasted over the course of two hours. Throwing respectable sed. Ridiculous body for a 1982, esp considering the Saint-Julien pedigree. Big, initial fruit in the entry palate that carried over into the mid-palate. Thinned out noticeably at the end. Woulda guessed 1990. Have had approx 7-8 '82's this year and they were all consistent throughout with the lean body. This one was a joker for sure. Based on this example, not improving but can leverage the performance for another 3-5 years without significant drop-off. Full disclosure...love older St. Julien reds but not a fan of Branaire. 9.16.23. — 2 months ago

Paul, Ira and 18 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

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

Brilliant. This wine has been reluctant to show the prowess of a 1982 Bordeaux but has evolved recently to show itself worthy of a great vintage and appears now ready for the long haul . Such a delight right out of the gate to enjoy. For those who follow the distinct palate of William Kelley, you will know the place this wine has today — 25 days ago

David, Jan and 7 others liked this

Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

This was surprisingly youthful when 1st opened & needed some air to reveal its black currant, berry fruit, leather, cedar & spice with a polished feel. — 2 months ago

David, Shay and 17 others liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

The legend! En Magnum! Amazing wine. Just profound. One to remember… — 3 months ago

LM, Tom and 13 others liked this
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Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1982


Makes it all worthwhile — a month ago

Bob, Severn and 10 others liked this

Château Certan De May De Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

I have very little experience with Pomerol let alone aged Pomerol. That is a mistake on my part. Beautiful aromatics of mushroom ,soil and cedar with just a hint of funk that disappeared quickly. In the mouth red fruits and plums are accompanied by tobacco. Balanced with soft but lingering tannins. — 2 months ago

Jay, Shay and 45 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Wow, what a treat!
Doug Powers

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Wow, great pull, @Ira Schwartz -a I tried that wine many, many years ago at a couple of wine tastings, but never bought any myself.
Ira Schwartz

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@Doug Powers A family member’s birth year as was the ‘58 Barolo . I purchased the ‘82 recently and was very pleased with the bottle condition.

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1982

Delectable Wine

I tasted the 1982 Lynch-Bages twice within a month, both at a private dinner in London and at the château, from bottle and double-magnum on separate occasions. Both vindicate an exceptionally fine 1982, perhaps a bit overlooked in a vintage full of stars. Curiously, the bottle in Bordeaux does not fully deliver the mesmerizing freshness and energy compared to the bottle in London: pencil-lead-tinged black fruit intermixed with clove and freshly-rolled tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, perhaps just a little austere compared to its peers. Yet, indeed, the bottle in London exudes class and composure with a detailed, mineral-driven vintage belying that year's unseasonably warm period. Superb. Tasted both in London at a private dinner and at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2023) — 4 months ago