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1982 Leoville Las Cases

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 95 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52977-1982-750-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 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.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    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.)
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    I have had perfect bottles of this cuvee, but, perplexingly, the bottles from my cellar tend to be broodingly backward and require plenty of coaxing. This huge wine is, in many ways, just as massive as Leoville Barton, but it possesses a greater degree of elegance as well as unreal concentration. Classic lead pencil, cassis, kirsch, cedar, and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. The tannins are still there, and, at least from my cellar, this 1982 does not appear to have changed much in the last 10-12 years. One wonders how much patience admirers of this brilliant St.-Julien will continue to exhibit.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Tj R
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: rsfj
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: WinePimpstress
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Drink Dates: 2016-2025
    Author: Brock M
  • Self | Rating: 92

    A good wine but nothing so speacial for an 1982
    Drink Dates: 2008-2010
    Author: NC
  • Self | Rating:

    amazing. wine of the option dinner.
    Author: Peter B
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Deep, dark ruby red. Still looks very youthful. Fresh, powerful nose with intense aromas; sweet blackcurrant fruit, smoke, graphite and cedar. Ripe smooth tannins, velvety texture balanced with fresh acidity. Concentrated and persistent fruit on the palate; has a vibrant freshness to the flavours. Scented leafy blackcurrant, tobacco and a lovely earthyness. Smoky vanilla on the fantastically long finish. Amazing.
    Author: biggsy
  • Self | Rating:

    flawed
    Author: Ricknat1
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Harmonious, multi-layered and delicious. Good structure with elegant, ripe mid palate. Many lingering notes of coffee, tobacco and spice. Not the perfect wine it was once advertised as yet very fine. Likely v good drinking for many years to come.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2025
    Author: jmv
  • Self | Rating: 97

    This wine has it all...perfect balance lovely berry fruit in subtle notes with tannins and acidity in harmony...still a killer
    Author: dwdorman
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.

See other similar producers:Chateau Leoville Barton,Clos Louie,Chateau Cantemerle
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

  • 4256 bottles owned
  • 487 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 487 collectors)