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1982 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2009 - 2033 (Edit)
CT95 464 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 422

  • paulst Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 25, 2021 - Earthy with semi sweet blackberry; complex and long.

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  • _water.into.wine_ Likes this wine:

    December 23, 2021 - Drank from Magnum. I considered this suprisingly 'green'. It felt like a lean wine from a less ripe year. The colour was still dark and clearly in good condition for its age.

    Could this be a fake? Someone rebottling a weaker year like 1978/79/87 etc as a 1982? Do fakers do that for a 2nd growth?

  • CellarBord wrote: flawed

    December 20, 2021 - Three bad bottles out of 9. The first smelled of old Madiera. The other two had significant brett. All were undrinkable.

  • CellarBord Likes this wine:

    December 18, 2021 - This is the note for the better bottles. This wine is still too young. Started open up after 3 hours. A big wine with lots of depth. I am curious to see how this develops 5 to 15 years from now.

  • Paul D wrote: 91 points

    December 13, 2021 - At Hawksmoor Bordeaux dinner. Slightly restrained nose, red fruit, touch of spice, some smoky mineral. Medium bodied, red and black fruit, mineral, cedar, elegant and harmonious, good length finish a touch sandy on the end.

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View From the Cellar

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

    (Château Leoville Las Cases) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #6 & Misc New Releases, 6/14/2019 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    Bordeaux comparison: 1982 v 1983, 7/5/2018 (link)

    (Château Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien, Bordeaux, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Table: Rusty Staub Charity Dinner, New York (Dec 2015), 12/1/2015 (link)

    (Léoville Las Cases Léoville Las Cases) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Tasting of the Year, Part II, 8/17/2012

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

    (Ch Léoville Las Cases St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/17/2009 (link)

    (Ch Léoville Las Cases St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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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JancisRobinson.com

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

    (Ch Léoville Las Cases St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

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

    (Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

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

    (Ch Léoville Las Cases St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
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    (Château Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/12/2010 (link) 96 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) Dark red violet color, lightly bricked, with pale meniscus; pencil lead, graphite, tart black fruit nose; tasty, pencil lead, graphite, tart black fruit palate, with years to go yet; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/30/2007 (link) 96 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) From magnum -dried mushroom, truffle and beef bouillon nose; tasty, au point, with tertiary flavors still minor compared to the deep black fruit, much more youthful than most of the '82s I've had; medium-plus finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/10/2007 (link)

    (Leoville-Las Cases) The 1982, which I have had once before at the same location and it was tight as a you know what. Tonight it was no different. What is up with this wine? Mute on the nose with hints of tobacco, earth and mineral but not much else and you had to really concentrate to smell that tobacco, earth and mineral. The palate was closed shut and only started to come out of its shell towards the end of the night and you could see hints of its greatness. Three years between me having this wine and it budged maybe an inch. This maybe outlive us all. I say ten years before it starts to strut its stuff.

  • By Lyle Fass
    7/20/2004 (link)

    (Chateau Leoville Las Cases) This was just young. Ungiving on the nose but all the stuff on the palate was there. Dark fruits, amazing levels of concentration, a long sneaky finish, noble tannins and the proper balance but this botttle showed particularly young and closed. Eh, it happens. Great wine but hold off for at least five more.

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

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) 1982 Bordeaux Tasting - 1st Growths & Super Seconds (Los Angeles, California): Dusty, caramel nose; tight, woody, cassis palate with structure, still needs time; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1982
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Léoville Las Cases
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien
  • UPC Codes 0198172000086, 087000346253, 1000000000211, 649944072355

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 131 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,997 (71%)
  • Consumed 2,791 (28%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Charcoal salmon, Dried-aged prime rib-eye steaks, vintage Cave, Xmas day at Mom and Dad's

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  100 votes

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