1982 Conseillante

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 19 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52458-1982-750-3B
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($185-$695) Medium red with an amber rim. Exotic aromas of plum, cherry, roast coffee, tobacco leaf and woodsmoke. Sweet, silky and suave, with lovely inner-mouth perfume. More subtle and sophisticated than most right-bank '82s, with solid underlying structure. Finishes firmly tannic, with sneaky persistence. Classy juice, for drinking over the next 10 to 12 years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Big and rich. Dark brick-red color, with a ruby center. Very ripe fruit on the nose, with raisin, dark chocolate and earth. Lots of tobacco and cherry flavors and velvety, slightly coarse tannins.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Having tasted the 1982 Chateau La Conseillante on numerous occasions, it is fair to say that it has become overshadowed by the 1989 and 1990. Yet it remains not only a prosaically |delicious| Pomerol, but it represents the beginning of a new era for the estate after treading water since the 1960s. This was tasted blind. It has a beautiful, sensual if slightly faded bouquet with mulberry fruit tinged with sage and even a suggestion of black olive that tugs it towards Pessac-Leognan. It lacks the horsepower of the 1989 and 1990, but it is delineated and winsome. The palate is medium-bodied and is brimming over with both finesse and intensity. The quality of the vintage still comes through here, surprisingly deep and voluminous, not as structured as subsequent vintages, but gently fanning out with a subtle wild mushroom note betraying its age on the aftertaste. The bottom line is that this is a lovely, natural La Conseillante perfect for drinking now. Tasted March 2014.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    Lustrous ruby with orange rim. Gloriously mellow and sweet. Pure opulence. Beautifully mature. Not a trace of tannin. Some meatiness and extra depth suggested Pomerol certainly. One blind taster guessed Petrus.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Tasted at Grille 29 in Tampa, FL. Color was lighter than expected, showing the expected brown around the edge of the rim. Nose revealed black fruits, anise, and toasted oak. Nice finish at the beginning and end but lacked something in the middle. Silky and smooth, fairly classy but something missing. Tasted against a 78 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill which in this case was showing much better, so will assume my opinion was biased based upon that. Drink this wine now or in the next few years as I don't think it has the legs to go another 10.
    Author: Greg G
  • Self | Rating: 94

    yummy on the open. still full bodied fruit with super smooth tannins and great finish
    Drink Dates: 2012-2018
    Author: dozman3
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

  • 459 bottles owned
  • 91 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 91 collectors)