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1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac
4.16 average rating 6 ratingsrate it
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  97+
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About Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild has been sitting at the top of Bordeaux wine lists since the 17th century. Purchased by the Rothschild family in 1868, Lafite has seen it all over the years, from epidemics of phylloxera to German occupation during World War II. Today, Lafite continues to produce some of the finest, and most expensive, wines in the world.

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1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac

Producer: Chateau Lafite-Rothschild
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac

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95+ Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2002

($470-$775) Good full, deep red. Slightly high-toned, highly nuanced nose of currant, roasted meat, cedar, marzipan, smoke and tobacco. Supple on entry, then firmed by sound acids. Still quite unevolved but seems distinctly less deep than the bottle of '59 I tasted alongside it. A rather muscular style of Lafite, finishing with big, tongue-dusting tannins. Drink 2005 through 2030. 93(+?). My second bottle showed a darker red-ruby color; higher-pitched aromas of redcurrant, cedar, orange peel and coconut; a bright, very tight palate impression, with strong acidity contributing to the impression of steely spine; and a very subtle and very long, firmly tannic finish. This bottle seemed even less evolved than the first sample.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
97+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Bit fat dark fruit
06/05/2004
by Wilfried
TN Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 1982 (single blind): Powerful garnet, dense tears, bright. Very soft nose with dark berries, hint of peppermint, primary fruit, some spices. Medium body, powerful acidity, bit fat dark fruit. Finish long, velvety acidity. Score: 50 + 4 for optic + 13 for bouquet + 18 for taste + 8 for overall = total score of 93
peaked long ago
11/18/2012
by Gewurztraminer322082
Highly over rated to keep the hobby from marking to reality. I've opened 3 bottles from a case purchased from Sokolin in the mid 1980s and properly stored along with 40 some odd other cases of 1st growths. The 82 Ch.Lafittes have been disappointing and I've sold the balance at astronomical prices.

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