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1982 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml
1982 Lafite-Rothschild
France - Bordeaux - Pauillac / First Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1982 Lafite-Rothschild
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Professional Reviews

IWC
95+

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 103

($470-$775) Good full, deep red. Slightly high-toned, highly nuanced nose of currant, roasted meat, cedar, marzipan, smoke and tobacco. Supple on entry, then firmed by sound acids. Still quite unevolved but seems distinctly less deep than the bottle of '59 I tasted alongside it. A rather muscular style of Lafite, finishing with big, tongue-dusting tannins. 93(+?). My second bottle showed a darker red-ruby color; higher-pitched aromas of redcurrant, cedar, orange peel and coconut; a bright, very tight palate impression, with strong acidity contributing to the impression of steely spine; and a very subtle and very long, firmly tannic finish. This bottle seemed even less evolved than the first sample.

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JR
18.5

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

From magnum: Looks more developed than the Lafite 1982 tasted in tasting_notestn2010112522.html target= title= onclick=>75-cl bottle, oddly enough. And indeed it smells a little more evolved! Savoury and dancing and perhaps a little less precise than the bottle size. More flattering but definitely more advanced with just a hint of 'smudginess' - definitely not 'pointed'. Arguably more obviously Lafite than the 75-cl bottle size.

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WA
100

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 129

The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense ruby/purple color with only a subtle lightening at the rim. Spectacular aromatics offer jammy cherry and black fruits intertwined with lead pencil, mineral, and smoky wood scents. Powerful for a Lafite, this wine unfolds to reveal extraordinary richness, purity, and overall symmetry in addition to stunning flavor depth and persistence. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. Plenty of tannin remains, and the wine displays a vibrancy and youthfulness that belie its 18 years of age. The modern day equivalent of Lafite-Rothschild's immortal 1959, the 1982 will enjoy another 30-70 years of life! An amazing achievement!

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WS
94

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Dark ruby red. Mineral, berry and mint. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A silky, seductive wine.--Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now.

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Community Reviews

Anonymous Author Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 08/19/2010

High Shoulder

100

dave1161 Trust Rating: 14 Tasted On: 12/24/2008

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

90

NC Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 08/03/2008

Extremely disappointing. I was expecting close to 100 and this wine is barley 90. I would sell whatever I have left and make the money!!!

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