International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($185) Full, deep red. Inviting aromas of plum, brown sugar, roasted game, caramel, nutmeg and burnished oak. Sweet, lush and smooth, with the chewy, opulent texture of the vintage best examples. Offers an almost candied ripeness but maintains its shape. A large-scaled Pomerol that finishes with substantial but thoroughly ripe tannins.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 2002
Wine Advocate | Rating: 87At the Philadelphia tasting, this wine revealed abundant quantities of mocha, coffee, and cherry fruit in a lush, medium-bodied format, but it seemed slightly diffuse, lacking freshness as well as definition in the finish. In essence, that tasting suggested the wine was losing its fruit and beginning its decline. Hence the rating of 87, signifying a fully mature, very good to excellent wine. A magnum tasted from my cellar was still in superb condition, but perhaps not as compelling as it was 2-3 years ago.
A dense garnet color was accompanied by a stunning, smoky, creme caramel, plum, black cherry, and roasted coffee-scented bouquet, thick, succulent, opulently-textured flavors, low acidity, and a fully mature, concentrated finish that lingered for nearly 40 seconds. This fully mature 1982 requires consumption over the next several years.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88This slightly bad bottle tastes much fresher than it looks. Fresh blueberries have a hint of bark and fresh mushroom. Medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and a ripe fruit and chocolate aftertaste.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now.Author: James Suckling
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Very deep crimson. Blackish. No nose. Quite soft. Thick and dense but heavy overall. Plummy, but a bit dead. Furry finish.Author: Jancis Robinson
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 119 bottles owned
- 36 collectors