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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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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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Barolo, 1982

Cavalotti - Riserva

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods no problem at all.

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Price: £129.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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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
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Baron de Sigognac, 1982

Armagnac

The company behind this Armagnac owns one of the most important stocks of old vintages in the whole region. They are growers as well as distillers and specialise in sourcing and ageing old casks of Armagnac.

The Armagnac is made from a blend of Baco and Ugni Blanc, the predominant grapes used in the production of Armagnac. The distillation takes place in a column still to an alcohol strength of about 54%. The spirit is then aged in local black oak casks. The alcohol content then reduces naturally to about 40% after about forty years. In presentation case.

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Price: £94.95
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Barros Port, 1982

Colheita Port

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: £49.95
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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 du Rocher, 1982

Saint Emilion Grand Cru

The 1982 is a light purple red. The bouquet is fruity with red fruits and a touch of mushrooms. On the palate the wine is powerful with a little oak and pleasant tannin and some red and black fruits. Medium bodied. A pleasant wine.
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Price: £69.95
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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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Price: £79.95
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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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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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Quinta do Noval, 1982

Vintage Port

Cherry red colour. Quite pale. Herby spicy nose leads to a soft, evolved palate that is now quite mature, with appealing warmth. Like a tawny port in style.
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Price: £69.95
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Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1982

Quinta do Noval Nacional

86/100 Wine Spectator
90/100 Wine Doctor

Noval is particularly famous for its Nacional, a Port produced in some years only from a 2 hectare parcel at the heart of the Noval vineyard where ungrafted vines survive. This is remarkable, because phylloxera, the root munching aphid that necessitates grafting vines onto resistant American rootstock, is endemic in the Douro

"This a gloriously wild, rich, sensual port with a rich spicy nose and flavour and a sweet, full glorious length and aftertaste" Drink now - 2033. M Broadbent *****

"Pale cherry colour. Evolved spicy, earthy nose with dusty, herby notes.
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Price: £595.00
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Rioja, 1982

Marquez de Grinon Crianza

Aromas of medium intensity, but soft and clean. Initially it shows beautiful notes of classical aging: vanilla and wood background soaked in wine and old leather. The whole is becoming more mature and open as time passes. Some fruit still left with ground spices.
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Sandeman Vintage Port, 1982

Vintage Port

“The 1982 will long be remembered for its rich colour and its intense grape aroma. It’s a firm, robust wine reminiscent of the 1966…”(David Sandeman). The 1982 Sandeman is now at its ideal moment of maturation showing great elegance and complexity. Very pleasant and at its optimum to be drunk.
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Price: £62.95
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Taittinger, 1982

Vintage Champagne Masson Label

Amongst Champagne's luxury cuveés and super-premium labels, Taittinger's wines live on one extreme end of the style spectrum.
While many top Champagnes can be quite difficult to approach in their youth, with laser-like focus and delineation, even austerity, Taittinger instead tends to be immediately open and welcoming. These are beautiful, delicious Champagnes, with bubbles lazily winding their way up to the surface, inviting you to take another sip.

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Price: £295.00
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Taylor's Port, 1982

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

Quinta de Vargellas is bottled as a single quinta vintage port in years when an overall Taylor’s Vintage is not declared. Made from grapes grown entirely on the quinta the wine is aged in wood for two years and then bottled in the same way as a declared vintage.

The reputation of these wines have acquired a stature greater than that of many shippers declared vintages. Usually maturing earlier than the declared Taylor’s years, which are famed for their longevity, Quinta de Vargellas vintage ports are cellared in Oporto until they are ready to drink.
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Price: £89.95
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Vernaccia Di Oristano, 1982

C S Della Vernaccia

Light red colour with orange meniscus; mature tart cherry nose; tasty, youthful, caramel, tart cherry palate; medium-plus finish.
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Kopke Port, 1982

Colheita Port

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: £69.95
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Messias Port, 1982

Late Bottled 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: £42.95
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Chateau Belgrave, 1982

Haut Medoc

Sweet, concentrated, jammy blackberry and cassis fruit emerge from this dark purple-colored offering. The texture is fleshy, and the wine is medium to full-bodied, low in acidity, and long in the finish
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Price: £79.95
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