1982 Wine and Port Vintage

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.

27 products found.

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: 19 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: 11 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 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: 4 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

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

Chianti Classico, 1982

Fattoria Belvedere

Chianti 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: 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

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

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: 4 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: 7 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

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
Stock: 8 in Stock

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
Stock: 1 in Stock

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
Stock: 1 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 1982

Late Bottled Vintage Port

This is still going strong, bursting with damsons, blackcurrants, raisins and figs. Full-bodied, rich and sweet. The alcohol content was a little too harsh and assertive early on, becoming better-integrated with time and air.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Sfursat, 1982

Tre Leghe - Enologica Valtelinese

This is the most representative and prestigious wine of the entire Valtellina region. It can be produced in all valleys (from Ardenno to Tirano), but only in hilly, well exposed vineyards having with loose soil and gravel. This wine is obtained from hand-made selection of the best bunches of Nebbiolo-Chiavennasca grapes, which are dried on wooden racks in a well ventilated and dry room, a "Fruttaio", for at least 110 days until late January. During this winter time the climate of the Valtellina region does all the work, drying the grapes. By late January the grapes have lost about 40% of their weight, the berries are dry and their concentrated juice has developed specific and very intense aromatic substances.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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
Stock: 2 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1982

Quinta da Cavadinha

A rare bottle
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Price: £89.95
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
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Ramos Pinto, 1982

Vintage Port

1982 was characterised by above average temperatures and an ample water supply, resulting in a long maturation. Containing about 70% Barroca, this vintage was made almost exclusively of grapes from Quinta da Ervamoira.

The wine has discreet and generous aromas of violet, plum, chocolate and ripe fruit, with notes of wood and vanilla. Velvety in the mouth, with a smooth intensity. The wine is well balanced with a light dried prune flavour supported by ripe tannins. The wine will only improve with time.
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Price: £89.00
Stock: Out of Stock