Red

1982 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 158

  • fcxj wrote: 96 points

    June 13, 2019 - Alvin. Arguably best bottle of a wine that often disappoints me. Cedar, tobacco, quite deep into tertiary, which made me think possibly older.

  • yowser Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 8, 2019 - Starting with the nose, a classic mature Bordeaux. This was given to me as a gift for doing someone a favor, and I shared it with 2 wine friends I'd known for 30 years. At $125 an ounce, clearly the most expensive wine I've had. The fill level was like new as was the color. We did not decant it as there was almost no sediment, just did PNP. On the palate, it was mature, elegant Bordeaux that opened up over the course of an hour. While it was excellent, it didn't rate 100 points to me as it didn't have as much elegant fruit as I was expecting. Still, a delicious bottle.

  • convex Likes this wine: 100 points

    February 8, 2019 - A birthday gift. Perfect bottle. Very elegant. A more intellectual wine. Everything that needs to be said about the wine has already been said. At peak. Loved it. Still will keep for a while but don’t wait too long.

  • fcxj wrote: 94 points

    January 28, 2019 - CC. Hallowed wine that's far from extraordinary.

  • DrinkBordeaux wrote: 94 points

    January 10, 2019 - Château Lafite Rothschild vertical tasting (Wine Watch, Fort Lauderdale, Florida): Why am I never blown away by the 1982 Lafite? Yes, it's a really good wine, but I suppose I expect more from a wine of this pedigree. Still with a dark color. Dark plum, anise, spice, tobacco, smoke, and dark chocolate on the nose. Layered on the palate, with lots of life. Good length on the finish.

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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
    5/24/2018 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    Lafite 150th birthday, 5/23/2018 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Table: Charity Dinner to Benefit the Frankie Lemmon School (March 2014) (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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    10/15/2010 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/15/2007 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • 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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JancisRobinson.com

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

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Vinous

  • 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, 3419466188103, 3700274110807, 8032790768176, 9300633425111

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  • Pending Delivery 77 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,002 (74%)
  • Consumed 1,295 (24%)

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