Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 1982 (750ml)


Price: $4000.00

Producer Lafite Rothschild
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Subregion Pauillac
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1982
Sku 4705
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 98 Points

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds). Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035.


Vinous: 98 Points

The 1982 Lafite-Rothschild is a wine I have drunk several times though maybe this is the first time in magnum. It is deeply impressive. Deep in colour it has a classic Pauillac nose with intense black fruit mixed with pencil shavings and black truffles. It simply oozes class. The palate is very well balanced with finely-chiselled tannins spellbinding definition and immense dare I say it almost "Latour-like" stature on the persistent finish. Magnificent. Tasted at the 1982 Dinner at Hatched. - By Neal Martin on April 2022


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