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1982 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend
the greatest lafite
99 points
Drink by: 3 to 7 years
12 out of 31 people found this review helpful.
A phenomenal Lafite, that delivers as compelling a bouquet as one may ever hope to find. Early on, this wine was one of the chateaux (Margaux is another) most marked by the signature "roasted fruit" tones of the vintage. I often thought this wine would be a great, albeit, non-classical Lafite, but this showing revealed a profound, textbook wine of immense potential. Simply said, this wine is monumental: a kaleidoscopic bouquet of sweet cassis, "pit fruits", floral tones, tobacco, loads of minerals, and a firm coating of toasty new oak. The fruit is intensely black fruity, incredibly pure, and displayed in such abundance that it reminds me of the `59. On the palate the wine is near perfection: deep and complex, packed with ripe fruit, impeccably balanced, with superb concentration, ripe, firm tannins, and a long, long, long multi-dimensional finish. 99.
Posted on December 14, 2006
 
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1982 Haut Brion Bordeaux Blend
Classic Graves
97 points
Drink by: Now to 2 years
16 out of 36 people found this review helpful.
Right out of the gate, this wine showed a complex, multi-layered nose of old Cuban tobacco, mint, and faded saddle leather that had me immediately guessing Haut Brion. On the palate, this medium to full bodied wine was not quite the powerhouse one normally expects from a 1982, but it continued to improve in the glass as it seemed to gain more delineation, complexity, and weight with time. By the end of the flight, the building smoky multi-layered, aristocratic profile made it hands down the best in the flight in my opinion.
Posted on December 14, 2006
 
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