Red

1982 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 162

  • hprphf wrote: 95 points

    December 10, 2019 - Acker BYO 2019 (Tribecal Grill): Lots of VA at first which blew off quickly. Some green fruit but very pleasant, still young; the profile will be sensational. 95+

  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    November 14, 2019 - HDH annual Bordeaux tasting: Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Chicago, IL): Expectations were very high for this fabled wine; sadly this bottle didn't live up to them. It's a lovely wine, to be sure, but does it reach the levels of greatness that I expected given how much it's written about? Nope. (Save your money and buy the glorious 1990 instead, I say.) To be fair, this is still a very nice wine, and the only bottle of Lafite here to show any true semblance of resolving. Some dried fruit and leaves, pencil shavings, and a light earthiness on the nose. The palate is surprisingly light and acid-driven for a supposedly ripe year. Not as full and broad on the palate as I expected this to be. Certainly this isn't the best venue for appreciation, but I did leave this wine fairly underwhelmed.

  • hprphf wrote: 97 points

    November 12, 2019 - Lafite Dinner 2019 (Blue Hill): Ex-Chateau. Almost ethereal profile, very old school brewed fruit, classical cigar nose and a whole bouquet. Focused palate, concentrating to a single point and a delicate finish. 97

  • fcxj wrote: 92 points

    October 8, 2019 - Pencil lead aromatics. Very Pauillac. Can’t say I love it. Blind guessed. From magnum.

  • 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.

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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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    8/15/2007 (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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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 74 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,061 (74%)
  • Consumed 1,321 (24%)

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