1982 Leoville Las Cases 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Julien | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
1982 Leoville Las Cases
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International Wine Cellar | 95

($250-$412) Full medium ruby. Aromas of currant, black cherry, licorice, minerals and flowers. Thick, sweet and deep; still young but in a gentler, lower-acid style than either the '86 or '96. Still, this boasts sneaky intensity and wonderful persistence. Tannins are substantial but thoroughly ripe.

Drink Dates: 2004-2025
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 103

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

Deep rusty ruby. Very firm and intense and pure on the nose. Almost a decongestant it's so direct! Lots of acidity on the palate though. The nose is so much more alluring than the palate! Very dry/drying finish. For smelling not drinking. Let's see if it mellows during the evening... (It did not.)

Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 100

Tasted three times over a two month period, this youthful yet profoundly complex wine gets my nod as the finest Leoville-Las-Cases ever made. It reveals massive proportions yet extraordinary purity, elegance, and balance. This dense ruby/purple-colored 1982 still looks and tastes as if it were 5-8 years old. The nose offers up blazingly well-delineated, pure aromas of creme de cassis, cherry jam, minerals, and toasty new oak. This unctuously-textured, gorgeously rich, pure, super-concentrated, low acid effort concludes with a 45+ second finish. There is still tannin to shed in this unbelievably fresh, lively, full-bodied, vibrant wine.

Drink Dates: 2006-2035


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Wine Spectator | 95

A racy, classy, silky wine. Inky-ruby color. Black cherry, mineral and wet earth aromas. Medium-bodied, with very silky tannins and a long, superfine finish. Has always been excellent.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal.

Drink Dates: 2000+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 96
Author: rsfj
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 02/11/2014
Score: 100
Author: riffmaker
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/29/2010
Drink Dates: 2020-2050
Score: 95
Author: Tj R
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 07/17/2010
Score:
Author: Ricknat1
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/27/2010
flawed
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Author: Peter B
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/20/2010
Drink Dates:
amazing. wine of the option dinner.

About This Producer


The Second Growth classified estate of Leoville Las Cases continues to produce wines of exceptional quality, rivaling those of the First Growth producers. The wines are full-bodied, concentrated and complex, and have tremendous aging potential. Typical blends consist of over 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, with lesser amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and a small amount of Petit Verdot. Bargain hunters should also keep an eye out for the estate's second label, Clos du Marquis.

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