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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.

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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.

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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: £62.95
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Baron de Lustrac, 1982

Vintage Armagnac

Baron de Lustrac is a small traditional éleveur specialising in fine old Armagnac vintages. Their extensive range is sourced from neighbouring estates in the Tenereze and Mas Armagnac regions and they keep an ageing and bottling chais near Magnan, in the Bas Armagnac region.


All Armagnacs are aged in 420ltr oak barrels and sold as single vintages. The grapes used are all harvested from the one particular year, and will only be distilled if the conditions were particularly good. Perfect for big birthdays or as a special drink for the connoisseur as they truly are a fine example of the very best Armagnacs around.
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Price: £95.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barros Port, 1982

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

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.
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Price: £59.95
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Chateau de Pez, 1982

St Estephe

*** 87 Points Neil Martin - Wine Journal ***

From the excellent 1982 vintage.The de Pez ’82 has a soft, slightly muffled nose of dark plum, cedar and sandalwood. There are touches of sous-bois and pencil shavings that begin to take over the aromatics with time. The palate has a soft entry. This is a faded but not disagreeable Saint Estephe, though there is a little hardness towards the cigar box finish. It will not be the most exciting 1982 Bordeaux you will ever taste but it is what you might call a “survivor”
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Price: £89.95
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Chateau d'Issan, 1982

Cantenac (Margaux) 3 me cru classe

A beautiful classic aged Bordeaux scoring an average of 91.6 pts on Cellar Tracker.

The 1982 still has a dark red colour. The nose is very appealing on this wine; not quintessential Margaux, but very good nonetheless. Lots of leather, some perfume, red fruits. The palate was fairly consistent but on the austere side, lighter medium bodied, tart, red fruit, wood spice. Excellent finish. A very good wine from an outstanding vintage.



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Chateau Grand Barail Lamarzelle Figeac, 1982

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe

Deep transparent red in color, with moderate bricking at the rim. Classic Bordeaux nose of forest floor, smoke, overripe black fruits, and menthol. Moderate acidity and still some tannin remaining. Flavours of raspberry, cassis, and earth with a long finish. The wine still provides a decent balance and an enjoyable drink.
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Price: £39.95
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Chateau Laland Borie, 1982

St Julien

This is a beautifully elegant Saint Julien from a top vintage - a velvety texture, plenty of exuberant, ripe berry fruit and great length.
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Price: £59.95
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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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Chianti, 1982

Torricino

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: £49.95
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Chianti Classico, 1982

San Piero

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
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Chianti Classico, 1982

Olivieri

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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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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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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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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Chianti Rufina, 1982

Frescobaldi Remole

Chianti Rufina is the most famous of the seven subzones that fall under Italy's iconic Chianti DOCG. The area, in the hills to the east of Florence, has a more continental climate and higher altitude that makes a Sangiovese-based wine in possession of good tannins and acidity: closer in style to the prestigious Chianti Classico DOCG than its contemporaries. Chianti Rufina is held in great esteem. It may lack the power and body that a Classico offers, yet this fragrant red is highly regarded for its exceptional character: it is fruity, elegant, well structured and worthy of aging.
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Colli di Trasimeno, 1982

Pucciarella

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: £59.00
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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
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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
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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: £84.95
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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
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Fonseca Port, 1982

Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port

Burnt sienna colour, mahogany and 50% opaque with a bitter, green apple acidic structure.
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Gutturnio, 1982

Piacentini

This wine is blended from one of Italy's classic red-grape varieties, Barbera, and the lesser-known Croatina. Croatina is known locally by the synonym Bonarda, a title it shares with two other Bonarda grape varieties from various spots in northern Italy and even one from Argentina. The two permitted varieties are split roughly 60:40 respectively in the blends to create a relatively soft, well-rounded red wine with cherry-like aromas.
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Price: £39.95
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Krohn Port, 1982

Colheita single harvest port in individual wooden box

Wiese & Krohn is now run by the third generation of the Falcão Carneiro family. This small boutique Port House makes some terrific Late Bottled Vintage Port, in addition to Vintage Port but my favourite is the Colheitas.

A Colheita is a vintage tawny port. Tawny is lighter in colour and style than a traditional Vintage Port but if anything is even more delicious as it is a touch more elegant. They age beautifully too and represent great value.

Youthful, medium brick red. Lots of young plummy fruit aromas, as well as dried fruit, figs and nuts on the nose. Really smooth on the palate, silky and elegant in texture with balanced acidity, more dried fruit and spice notes.
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Price: £68.95
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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
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Offley Vintage Port, 1982

Vintage Port

90 Points fortheloveofport.com

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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
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