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
Score:
Author: Peter B
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/20/2010
Drink Dates:
amazing. wine of the option dinner.
More Vintages and Sizes of Leoville Las Cases:

2011 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)
1985 (750ml)

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