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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Palmer Port, 1982

Single Harvest Tawny Port
75cl Bottle
Special Offer | Was £99 | Now £79.95

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: $99.69 USD
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Palmer Port, 1982

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Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle
Special Offer | Was £89 | Now £79.95

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: $99.69 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Palmer Port

40 Year Old Tawny Port
Special Offer | Was £79.95 | Now £69

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: $86.04 USD
Stock: 55 in Stock

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Ryst Dupeyron Armagnac, 1982

Ryst Dupeyron Reserve Joseph Millesime vintage Armagnac
50cl bottle

This Armagnac Réserve Joseph vintage 1982 with an orange-copper color will be vanilla in the mouth. Its spicy aromas will reveal themselves magnificently in a balloon glass heated in the palm of your hand. It is an eau de vie with a persistent taste to be enjoyed as a digestive.

The 1982 Dupeyron Armagnac is the expression of a single year and has a unique character associated with the year and the cask in which it has been stored. These vintages are bottled at the alcohol level in which they naturally come out of the cask. There is a wonderful contrast between the sweet and sour flavours of wood, amplified by the strong alcoholic degree.
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Price: $98.51 USD
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1982 Madeira, 1982

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D'Oliveiras Boal Madeira
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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: $155.86 USD
Stock: 21 in Stock

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1982 Porta dos Cavaleiros, 1982

Porta dos Cavaleiros, Dao Red Wine
Library Release

Caves S. Joao, established in 1920, became a dominant force in Portuguese wine making in the early 20th century with their houses Porta dos Cavaleiros in Dao and Frei Joao in Bairrada. Given the shifting trends in consumer preferences, Bairrada and Dao fell to obscurity in the 1990s when critical influence drove the demand for bigger, extracted, warmer climate wines. As in all things, however, what comes around goes around! Sure enough, 20 years later savvy consumers and food-conscious sommeliers are looking for finesse and freshness and heading back to Bairrada and Dao. Wines that when young had a vegetal character,
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Price: $73.57 USD
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Sandeman Port

40 Year Old Tawny Port
Decanter 2021 Platinum Award Winner
Comes in Original Gift Tube

Sandeman is a regular Decanter World Wine Awards Gold Trophy winner for its supremely refined tawnies. This has lovely lifted aromas and flavours of chocolate, covered sultanas and orange peel. Seductive and creamy with perfect poise for its age.

Tasting Notes Deep and intense, with aromas of vanilla, oak and honey, Sandeman 40 Year Tawny Port has wonderful tasting notes of dried fruits, spices, and nut. Serve chilled to enjoy each layered flavour to the max.


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Price: $185.79 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: $173.32 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: $98.51 USD
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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: $173.32 USD
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40 Year Old Graham's

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Tawny Port
Includes Presentation Tube
Special Offer | Was 119 | Now £99

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: $123.44 USD
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40 Year Old Messias

Tawny Port
93 Points Mark Squires - Wine Advocate

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: $110.97 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: $3,553.66 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: $280.55 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Chateau Yquem, 1982

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe
Sweet White Wine

92 Points, Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, 26th Jun 2014

Served from an ex-chateau bottle. Sauternes only produced two exceptional wines in 1982: Suduiraut and Yquem. Although I have encountered the 1982 Chateau d’Yquem on three occasions, this is the finest bottle. It was an early vintage, physiological ripeness reached on September 16. Rainfall interrupted the harvest that really could not start in earnest until November 2, for just four days. It has a lucid amber color, and a fully mature bouquet with mandarin and marmalade aromas that are pure and well-delineated. Yes, there is a sense of conservatism here, yet you cannot but help be seduced by its exquisite balance and linearity.
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Price: $554.87 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Quevedo

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40 Year Old Tawny port
94 Points - Robert Parker
Special Offer | was £139 | Now £95

Quevedo 40 Year Old tawny: Our good friends Oscar and Claudia have lovingly produced this outstanding 40 year old made from vines planted by their grandparents.
This 40 Year old tawny Port is a dark tawny colour with with green hints on the rim. Huge complexity of aromas, from nuts, to sweet dried fruits and at a certain point, it smells like honeycomb. On the palate it is thick and intense, with the dried fruit coming along and it never finishes.
Drink now - 2030+



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Price: $118.46 USD
Stock: 44 in Stock

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Quinta da Devesa

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40+ year old Tawny Port in presentation box (75cl)
94 Points - Robert Parker

Tasting Notes:


The NV +40 Year Old Tawny Porto is a field blend bottled in 2014 with 114 grams of residual sugar and a bar-top cork. Personally, I like the 30 slightly more, but there are some stylistic differences and they are both very fine. The 30 is livelier and crisper. However, this +40 is distinguished by that "+." About 5% to 10% of the juice is from the 1944. That adds a layer of mahogany and molasses that the 30 does not have. I like them both a lot. Pick your nectar.



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Quinta da Devesa, 1982

40+ year old Tawny Port (75cl)
94 Points - Robert Parker

Tasting Notes:


The NV +40 Year Old Tawny Porto is a field blend bottled in 2014 with 114 grams of residual sugar and a bar-top cork. Personally, I like the 30 slightly more, but there are some stylistic differences and they are both very fine. The 30 is livelier and crisper. However, this +40 is distinguished by that "+." About 5% to 10% of the juice is from the 1944. That adds a layer of mahogany and molasses that the 30 does not have. I like them both a lot. Pick your nectar.



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Price: $105.92 USD
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Quinta da Devesa

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40+ year old White Tawny Port in presentation box (50cl)
94 Points - Robert Parker
Exclusive Offer | Only £89

Tasting Notes:

The NV 40 Year White Port is a field blend bottled in 2019 with a bar-top cork, 20% alcohol and 112 grams of sugar. It is mainly a blend this year of the 1967 and 1970 (although different casks than those used for the 1970 White Colheita this issue). This seems fresher and livelier than the last release I saw (the 2018, which was not quite the same blend of vintages—another good reason to pay attention to bottling dates with age-indicated Ports). Not nearly as complex as its predecessor—which was more mature and seemed almost like a Tawny—this is nonetheless delectable.
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Price: $110.97 USD
Stock: 35 in Stock

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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: $1,115.98 USD
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Taylor's 40 Year Old, 1982

Tawny Port - HALF BOTTLE (37.5 cl)

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world.

This Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 40 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: $93.46 USD
Stock: 17 in Stock

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Taylors 40 Year Old Tawny port

Tawny Port (Includes Taylor's presentation box)

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world.
This beautiful Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 40 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: $173.32 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1982

Le Ragose

This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain well-balanced wines with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide. Notes: Color: strong ruby red. Clear and transparent. Bouquet: notes of vanilla and ethereal airs depending on the period of aging in the barrel; notes of sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries, cherries depending on the varieties of grapes. Flavor: wine with a velvety, raisiny character combined with the structure and typical stylish bitterness to give it good balance.
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Price: $235.66 USD
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Dow's Port

40 Year Old Tawny Port

Dows 40 Year Old Tawny Port A beautiful translucent amber-golden colour and an almost transparent rim with exquisite fragrances of delicate dry fruit coupled with a hint of fine marmalade. A luxuriously silk-like palate with polished elegance and notes of fruit preserves. The complex, long and slightly dry finish reveals nutty praline notes ending with a tea leaf flourish

Dow’s Port is one of the most famous names in the Port trade and today is owned and managed by the fifth generation of the Symington family. The family, whose experience dates back over 100 years, supervises all the vineyards, winemaking and ageing of this wine.
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Price: $148.38 USD
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Quinta do Noval Port, 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: $123.44 USD
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