1982 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1982 was a good Port Vintage, with elegant and aromatic wines. Although a few Houses declared the Vintage, most made Quinta wines.
 
Italian: 1982 was a tremendous vintage for big, rich and fruity Barolo and Barbaresco wines. 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 such as Chianti or Brunello were also in fine form producing ripe, flavoursome, well-balanced wines. These Italians would make a great 40 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary this year.
 
Bordeaux: The 1982 was an outstanding wine vintage that produced some of the most complex profound Bordeaux wines since 1961. Great weather made this vintage a success - 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 Emilion, 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 for years to come.
 
Champagne: 1982 is an exceptionally fine, rich vintage for Champagne. Ideal weather conditions 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.
 

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Maynard's Port, 1982

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40 Year Old Tawny Port
Multiple Award Winner
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*** IWC Gold award Winner ***
*** 90 Points Decanter ***
*** 93 Points Wine Spectator ***

Rated as outstanding by Wine Spectator and receiving the International Wine Challenge gold award, this amazing 40-Year Tawny Port is now available again in the UK through VWP!

Named after the first established English Port wine shipper in Oporto, Walter Maynard, this aged Port has been stored in a barrel for over 40 years until it was bottled for us. Presented in its own gift box, this is a powerful port with complex nuttiness aromas in harmony with spicy notes, warm roasted coffee and cinnamon hints from the long contact with oak wood during the ageing process.
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Price: $83.13 USD
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Palmer Port

40 Year Old Tawny Port
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Exclusive to VWP.

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 40 Year tawny is a careful blend of many traditional grape varieties from selected vineyards in various areas of the Douro Demarcated Region, patiently aged for 40 years in old oak casks. The 40 Year old has a pronounced aroma intensity that is very rich with nuts and baked cherry. There is further complexity of nutmeg and cream. On the palate the wine is very balanced between acidity and sweetness that gives a luxurious mouthfeel. Lovely richness of fruitcake, fig, baked plum, caramel and toffee. There are also notes of plum, cherry, cooked strawberry.
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Price: $97.22 USD
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Palmer Port, 1982

Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle
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This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1982 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1982 Port from Palmer Dark colour fading to red towards the edges of the glass. Hints of smoked wood and dark fruit. Good tearing on the glass. Refreshing on the tip of the tongue. A little hot on the palate, a little acidity. Raisins, caramel and a little vanilla. Long strong aftertaste with plenty of tannins. Makes a nice every day port. VWP 18.3.21

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The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting. The bottle should be kept upright protected from direct sunlight.
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Price: $98.55 USD
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1982 Madeira

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.

Try this medium-sweet Madeira with stews, lamb and game dishes with sweet elements and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and fennel.
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Price: $209.93 USD
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1982 Graham's Malvedos Vintage Port, 1982

Quinta dos Malvedos
Grahams Special Library Release

These bottle have been taken from Grahams cellars in Oporto where they have been stored until released in 2021. The bottles are in exceptional condition.

In undeclared years, its wine is bottled as Malvedos, which can be better than many Vintage Ports. The '82 is no exception; surprisingly rich and concentrated, with intense blackberry and plum-like flavours, fine balance and a tannic, long finish. Excellent quality and value". "An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character...classic wine..."

In declared Vintage years the wines of Malvedos form the fundamental part of the blend which makes up Grahams Vintage Ports.
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Price: $209.93 USD
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1982 Messias Port

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Quinta Do Cachao Vintage Port
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The 1982 Messias Vintage Port from the Quinta do Cachao estate has exceptional provenance having been stored in the Messias Cellars until purchase by us in 2020. The 1982 is a beautifully mature Port. Tawny with copper notes, this has a little candied orange peel on the nose, with developed aromas of dried fruits and nuts. On the palate this is a drier style of Port with good acidity and balance. Moderate-persistent finish. Very Good 90/100. TC PF tasting at the Messias Horizontal 23 October 2019. decanted 6 hours.


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Price: $98.55 USD
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1982 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: $556.53 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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40 Year Old Burmester

“TORDIZ” Tawny Port
Includes branded Gift Tube
UK Exclusive to VWP

*** Gold Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge ***

Bright brown colour, with greenish nuances. Presents a bouquet with intense aromas of dried fruits, delicate spices notes and a sweet touch of honey. In the taste it is full, unctuous and velvety. This wine overflows seduction and an enormous refinement. A feeling that is extended in the long and complex finish.

This 40-year-old wine owes its name, Tordiz, to the confluence of the Torto and Mendiz rivers. It is obtained from wines that have been carefully aged in small oak casks and later blended in a small upstanding oak vat dating from 1864.
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Price: $195.84 USD
Stock: 60 in Stock

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40 Year Old Graham's

Tawny Port
Includes Presentation Tube

Graham's 40 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.

Golden amber with a pale green tinge at the rim which denotes great quality and class.
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Price: $181.75 USD
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40 Year Old Kopke

40 Year Old Tawny Port
Includes Kopke Wooden Gift Box
Decanter 2021 Silver Award Winner

***95 Points-cellartracker.com***

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Reviews:
Dark tawny with orangey-red highlights. I wouldn't quite call it mahogany in colour, but it's close. Very dark, and lots of brown.
Nose: As is typical, lots of (to me) Madeira-like notes. Some leather, some dark aromatic wood like sandalwood, some apricot, and a bit of spirit.
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Price: $139.48 USD
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40 Year Old Messias

Tawny Port

Very pale amber/tawny/orange colour. Fine and delicate aromas of hazelnuts and candied citrus. Quince marmalade character, delicate in style, with finesse and poise. Seemingly quite dry in style towards the finish (not as obviously rich as some here), and supremely refined.


Bottle Size 75cl
ABV 20%
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Price: $125.39 USD
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Barbaresco, 1982

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Price: $238.11 USD
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Barbaresco, 1982

Renato Ratti

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Price: $266.29 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Bardolino, 1982

Bolla

The Bardolino wine is obtained mainly from the grapes of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and possibly with the addition of other grapes minors. It has a brilliant ruby red colour. It is delicately fruity, with hints of cherry, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, currant and spices (cinnamon, clove, black pepper). It has a great drinkability and an extraordinary ability to match the food.
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Price: $97.22 USD
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Barolo, 1982

Giordano

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: $209.93 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Brunello di Montalcino, 1982

Tenuta Caparzo

Brunello de Montalcino is one of Italys most famous and most expensive red wines. It is produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, roughly translated as "nice dark one" is the unofficial name of the clone of Sangiovese used in production.
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Price: $195.84 USD
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Cabernet, 1982

Le Forche di R. Dianin & Figli

A classic red Italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape from the 1982 vintage. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and soft tannins remain.
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Price: $69.04 USD
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Chateau Beychevelle, 1982

St julien 4me cru classe

*** 94 Points - Parker ***

"Beautifully sweet, slightly herbaceous black currant, licorice, and earthy notes emerge from this nearly opaque, dark ruby/purple-tinged 1982. Compared to the more elegant, feminine-styled wine often produced here, it is a beast. Dense, thick, rich, concentrated, and impressive, it can be drunk now and over the next two decades." Parker, Wine Advocate 2009
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Price: $415.63 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chateau Branaire-Ducru, 1982

St Julien, 4th Growth Classification

Scoring and impressive 92 Points, Robert Parker writes of this wine... "A strong effort for this estate, the 1982 exhibits sweet aromas of plums, licorice, earth, and flowers. The tannins are slightly rustic, but the sweetness of the fruit, the broad expansive mouthfeel, and the wine’s full maturity represent a classic Bordeaux at the top of its game. Enjoy it over the next 5-8 years." Wine Advocate 2009
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Price: $224.02 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Chateau Durfort Vivens, 1982

Margaux 2nd Growth Classification

Medium garnet in colour with yellowing and bricking towards the rim. This is very much alive. Wet leaves, forest floor, sweet tobacco, raspberry, red cherry, vanilla, and white flowers on the nose. There is a lot of sweetly perfumed classic Margaux aromatics. Secondary and tertiary notes dominate but there is still a lot of fruit left here leading to a nice long finish.
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Price: $190.21 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chateau Fombrauge, 1982

Grand Cru - Saint Emilion

The 1982 Chateau Fombrauge has a garnet/brick colour with watery rim. Some black fruits, but predominantly tobacco & leather dominate the nose. On the palate it is funky with bark, black pepper and blackcurrant with a medium body, medium acidity and a medium finis
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Price: $139.48 USD
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1982

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

This was an headline vintage of outstanding quality throughout Bordeaux, with ripeness levels not seen for many years. The style of wines proved a terrific shot in the arm for claret, especially on the US market. Indeed, some criticised the vintage at the time for an almost Napa-like (thus atypical) opulence and predicted a short life for the wines. Such criticisms have largely proved unfounded, and the top 1982s are still going strong, establishing the vintage as the most celebrated of the last 50 years. Lafite in particular has maintained a youthful character, developing harmony as it ages.

Reviews: This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of what the young 1959 probably tasted like.
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Price: $4,719.92 USD
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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: $139.48 USD
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Chateau Leoville Barton, 1982

St Julien 2eme Cru Classe

The 1982 Leoville Barton is a dark ruby opaque, with a slight bricking arounf the edge. Nose herbal, bright, minty. Palate rounded red cherries, herbal, earthy and floral; evident pencil shavings/graphite, earthy. Still some tannins towards the finish.Deep and still drinking very well.
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Price: $317.01 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Chateau Loudenne, 1982

Medoc

A beautiful, subtle nose of cedar and leather. Not complex but well-defined and unreservedly "classic". The palate still has firm tannins backed with ample sweet red fruit entwined with an earthy/cigar-box flavour.
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Price: $125.39 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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