1982 Vintage Report

Italian: 1982 was a tremendous wine vintage for big, rich and fruity Barolo and Barbaresco. The grapes were in superb condition for an early harvest and, thanks to the wonderful summer, the crop was large as well as very healthy. Wines from Tuscany(Chianti and Brunello) were also in fine form producing ripe, flavoursome, well-balanced wines.
 
Bordeaux: The 1982 wine vintage was an outstanding one that produced some of the most complex profound wines since 1961. Great weather made this vintage a successful one. Harvests were boosted by a September heat-wave, the result of which was super-ripe grapes, both in respect of sugar content and physiology. The lesser wines from the St Emillion, Graves, Pomerol and Margaux regions are now fully mature. The heavyweight wines from these regions and St Julien, Pauillac are evolving slowly and will continue to do so.

 
Champagne: 1982 is an exceptionally fine, rich vintage for Champagne. Ideal weather conditions in 1982 led to a good vintage, a relief after a disappointing run. A cold and frosty winter gave way to a coolish spring, but temperatures picked up later in the season. The flowering conditions in June were ideal, and summer was sunny and dry. The grapes were ripe by relatively early on in September, and showers mid-month helped them achieve near-perfection. The crop was one of the largest on record.


 
Vintage Port: 1982 was a good Port Vintage, with elegant and aromatic wines. Declared by a few houses, but most made Quinta wines.

45 products found.

Kopke Port, 1982

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
Imperial topaz glints of fire orange on amber are followed by a spicy floral nose with flavors of citrus and macaroons and a lingering finish of dried figs and orange peel.

Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel.
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Price: £92.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Barros Port, 1982

Colheita Port (Comes in a original wooden Barros Box as illustrated)

The 1982 Barros reveals a dark golden yellow colour. Complex nose with strong cress, spices, brown sugar and coffee. Full-bodied with great balance. The palate reflects the nose with a very good length.

Having just celebrated their 100th year trading in 2013 Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita ports – old tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheitas has established them as the stand out producer of this style. Barros leave their Colheita ports to mature in cask until being hand bottled to order.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 30 in Stock

Chateau de Lacaze, 1982

Bas Armagnac

Distilled in 1982 it was then shipped in cask to the United Kingdom two years later where it was stored in damp cellars, perfect for slow ageing. Bottled 23 years later it is a smooth spirit with dark chocolate and vanilla aromas and hint of lavender, marzipan and spices.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Chateau des Gondats, 1982

Bordeaux Superieur

Château des Gondats is the name given to the 2nd wine of Château Marquis de Terme, a Margaux 4ème Cru Classé property. The latter has been owned by the Séneclauze family since 1936. Château des Gondats is classified as a Bordeaux Supérieur as its vineyards are totally separate from those of Marquis de Terme. They are located near the Gironde estuary on the pallus east of the village of Margaux, and thus outside the boundaries of the Margaux appellation. The wines of Gondats are blended with those of Marquis de Terme which have been eliminated from the Grand Vin. The result is an eminently drinkable robust and fruit-driven claret that sells for a fraction of the price of its more illustrious Margaux neighbours.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau La Louviere Rouge, 1982

Pessac Leognan

The 1982 Louviere has an expressive bouquet right out of the gate -- bright fresh red currants, plums, scorched earth. Later, some notes of iron and beef blood as well. Elegant, seamless. Medium-full body, long finish. Wonderful purity and balance.
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Price: £89.95
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Chateau Larose Trintaudon, 1982

Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois

Intense ruby colour with some light tile-red tints. The nose is fresh and lively with attractive notes of ripe red fruit. In the mouth the attack is straightforward and fairly round with the tannins well integrated. A nice balance in the mouth with a long and harmonious finish.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Chateau Larose Trintaudon, 1982

Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois (Unlabeled- Vintage visible on reverse)

Intense ruby colour with some light tile-red tints. The nose is fresh and lively with attractive notes of ripe red fruit. In the mouth the attack is straightforward and fairly round with the tannins well integrated. A nice balance in the mouth with a long and harmonious finish.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Chateau Malescot St-Exupery, 1982

Margaux 3me Cru Classe

Deep garnet hue turning mahogany. A ripe nose: raspberry, cooked meat and leather. Quite intense though it tails off in the glass. The palate is better than expected. Medium-bodied, nice balance though lacking any Margaux typicity (this more like a Saint Julien.) Irony. Pretty yet simple. Clean finish though herbaceous. To my great surprise, the wine improved the following day, becoming more harmonious and cohesive. Perhaps decanting and letting this wine rest is advisable. Fine, but drink now.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1982

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** Robert Parker 100 points ***

This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown off the backward, youthful style that existed during its first 25 years of life, and over the last 4-5 years has developed such secondary nuances as cedar and spice box. The creme de cassis, underlying floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multilayered texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful, vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant in 2082! Thank God it is beginning to budge, as I would like to drink most of my supply before I kick the bucket.
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Pichon-Longueville, Baron, 1982

Pauillac, 2me Cru Classe

** 92/100 Parker **

"This wine turned out much better than I expected. At a young age, it was somewhat disjointed and seemingly lacked acidity, but there is no doubting its level of concentration. It has firmed up and lost some of its baby fat, and now reveals plenty of sweet, smoky, leathery black currant fruit, a plush, opulent mouthfeel, and has reached full maturity. The color is starting to brick at the edge of the glass. This complex, rich 1982 is best consumed over the next 5-8 years" Parker, Wine Advocate, 2009.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1982

Santa Lucia

1982 Santa Luciais characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1982

Fattoria Belvedere

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1982

Catignano

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1982

Le Fioraie - Riserva

1982 Le Fioraie - Riserva is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1982

Ruffino - Aziano

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Colli di Trasimeno, 1982

Pucciarella (CLEARANCE SALE Was £59, Now only £30- Sold only as a Curio/ Novelty from the 1982 Italian vintage)

The 1982 Colli di Trasimeno is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese and can be made to any number of variations, but the combination typically draws on the power and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, the sweet, juicy fruit flavors of Merlot and the rustic, sour-cherry tang of Sangiovese.
Sangiovese is the defining grape in the blend and gives the wine a distinctively Italian accent. The variety’s black-cherry flavors and forest-floor aromas offer a fresh interpretation of the traditional Cabernet – Merlot blend.
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Price: £30.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Croft Port, 1982

Vintage Port

A medium-boded Croft port, the 1982 vintage port has a light and fruity aroma, backed up by delicious dark fruits on the palate with a sweetness that hints at burnt sugar at times. A well composed port that will perhaps not age as well as other vintage ports from this era, but is beautifully poised for drinking now.
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Price: £64.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Croft Port, 1982

Vintage Port

A medium-boded Croft port, the 1982 vintage port has a light and fruity aroma, backed up by delicious dark fruits on the palate with a sweetness that hints at burnt sugar at times. A well composed port that will perhaps not age as well as other vintage ports from this era, but is beautifully poised for drinking now.
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Price: £64.95
Stock: 14 in Stock

Dolcetto d'Alba, 1982

Gaja - Vignabalja

Review: "Opaque bricking red violet color; evocative, cigar box, fig, dried black fruit, anise nose; mature, dried berry, spice box, tart plum palate; faded but might go 5-7 more years; medium-plus finish R Jennings, 2011 Cellar Tracker.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1982

D'Oliveiras Boal Madeira

Madeira is a complex, interesting wine and is made in virtually every vintage. Due to the unique estufagem aging process Madeira is one of the longest-lived wines and also improves for days after opening, but will keep, once opened, for a month and more in a decanter.

Medium orange amber color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; appealing, light coffee, almond, reminiscent of Moroccan bastilla on the nose with a hint of passion fruit; tight, silky textured, tasty, balanced, rounded, tart orange, tart passion fruit palate with a vague sense of light salt; long finish.

*Bottled in 2015
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Price: £94.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

Fins Bois - Cognac, 1982

Lheraud

Cognac is a spirit with a high alcohol content and is derived from the distillation of wine. The grapes used come from three typical white grapes of the Armagnac area: Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, St.Epillio. The place is the traditional French town of Cognac, in the province of Charente, in western France, from which the distillate is named.
Production: the original liquid is pressed with the traditional press, and must then stand for about one month, then get a white wine with low alcohol content, which will be distilled. The product is then distilled twice to reach 70 °. Then the product is subjected to a long period of aging in Slavonian oak barrels for at least three years,
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham Port, 1982

Late bottled Vintage Port, MAGNUM Format (Comes in original pine case as illustrated)

Late Vintage Port is made entirely from grapes harvested in a specific year from a variety of vineyards, but is then left to age in barrel for four to six years before bottling, compared to around 18 months for Vintage. LBV does not have the grandeur, intensity and concentration of Vintage Port, but the finest examples boast mature, well-rounded, velvety fruit and a rich, smooth finish.
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Price: £120.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Messias Port, 1982

Quinta Do Cachao Vintage Port - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

A mature Port with developed aromas of wild fruits, chocolate, dried fruits and nuts. These aromas follow through on the palate and lead up to a long persistent finish.

75 cl
20% ABV
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port, 1982

Vintage Port

90 Points fortheloveofport.com

Reviews
1982 was a year that saw a few producers choosing to declare instead of 1983. Decanted almost 9 hours, what started out as a very sweet VP has slowly changed to a drier profile with lots of leather, no shortage of violets, light tannins still peaking through, and dried cherries on the finish. The palate is showing far more mature than the dark ruby color, this is quite the enjoyable
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 22 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port, 1982

Vintage Port

90 Points fortheloveofport.com

Reviews
1982 was a year that saw a few producers choosing to declare instead of 1983. Decanted almost 9 hours, what started out as a very sweet VP has slowly changed to a drier profile with lots of leather, no shortage of violets, light tannins still peaking through, and dried cherries on the finish. The palate is showing far more mature than the dark ruby color, this is quite the enjoyable
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 1 in Stock