Red

1982 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 194

  • Triforwine Likes this wine:

    September 17, 2022 - NO official rating as the bottle was slightly flawed.
    It had dropped the fill level from low neck to mid-shoulder since about a year ago.
    Cork saturated, decanted at 1862.
    Initial funk, then a hint of maderization on the nose which resolved quickly. More evidence of it on initial taste. Over the course of the evening, it did improve and the underlying greatness could be realized.

  • Sean Tay wrote: 95 points

    August 28, 2022 - Deep garnet in colour. Medium nose intensity with char wood, toast, pepper, spices. Medium+ acidity and medium tannin. Personally feel that it could be better but perhaps provenance. The nose should be more aromatic and perfumed but not this bottle.

  • Seb Frefranc Likes this wine: 99 points

    April 9, 2022 - I am very thankful to have had the honor to drink this elixir from a great bottle. Top shoulder. Cork soaked but complete. Right from the start powerful and rich. This is incredible stuff. Everything is dense and so balanced. The tannins are ultrafine and give this 40 year old wine the backbone. This is why Bordeaux is Bordeaux... This is why 82 is 82... This particular bottle was at prime. I could also give the 100 points but just want to save it for one little more notch (whatever that might be) ...

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  • grub94 wrote: flawed

    March 18, 2022 - Birthday opening that really disappointed. Have enjoyed this many times but this bottle. Wasn't corked or cooked. Tasted like a lesser 1975 Cali cab that was well past its drinking window.....mono-dimensional.

  • levicn Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 30, 2022 - 醒酒半小时,闻香是轻微可忽略的酱味,动物皮毛,雪松和人参的香气,梅果的果香,入口酸度高,单宁紧致,颗粒细腻,酒液咸鲜,收口甜,矿物感混合着泥土的气息,初入口微苦,很轻微的酱味,石墨,青椒,雪松和黑醋栗的香气,然后是长久的回甘,余味胭脂香料混合着杨梅,香草和茉莉花,香气爆棚。一支满水位,保存状态堪称完美的82年拉菲,除了时间带给它的陈年特征,你感受不到任何人为造成的老化痕迹。这是今晚所有拉菲垂直品鉴里最强健的,也是集中度和平衡感二者协调得最好的,工整而又宏大的结构,中后段持续不断的强力输出,妥妥的大酒范儿。而且这还不是最巅峰期的1982年拉菲,可以想象再早些年它是多么了不起。

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2020, Issue #85, Catching Up With the 1982 Bordeaux Vintage As It Closes In On Its Fortieth Birthday

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  • By Neal Martin
    Looking Back To Go Forward: Lafite-Rothschild 1868 – 2015 (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

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    Looking Back To Go Forward: Lafite-Rothschild 1868 – 2015 (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/24/2018 (link)

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    Lafite 150th birthday, 5/23/2018 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/29/2013 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    1982 Bordeaux in Hong Kong, 5/31/2012

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/15/2010 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    1982 Bordeaux Retrospective at Age 25, 5/20/2007

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  • By John Kapon
    Summer Tasting Group News, 8/22/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    An Evening of Lafite-Rothschild, 8/15/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/15/2002 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/14/2001 (link)

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  • By Jane Anson
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Château Lafite Rothschild) Dark red violet color; black fruit, porcini mushroom nose; very tasty, youthful, plum palate, but lacking in complexity; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/27/2007 (link) 96 points

    (Château Lafite Rothschild) Leather, mushroom nose; tart and tangy red fruit, fig, mushroom; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/24/2004 (link) 95 points

    (Château Lafite Rothschild) Mature, mushroom, leather nose; tasty, mushroom, leather, coffee palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/20/2003 (link) 93 points

    (Château Lafite Rothschild) 1982 Bordeaux Tasting - 1st Growths & Super Seconds (Los Angeles, California): Cedar, red fruit nose; cedar, tart cherry, cassis palate with sweet, dry tannins; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1982
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 000000147385, 018138415528, 1000000000121, 3419466188103, 3700274110807, 8032790768176, 9300633425111

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  • Pending Delivery 86 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,670 (73%)
  • Consumed 1,605 (25%)

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