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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

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

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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: $86.26 USD
Stock: 33 in Stock

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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: $99.95 USD
Stock: 78 in Stock

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Palmer Port, 1982

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Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle
Special Offer | Was £89 | Now £69.95

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

STORAGE
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: $87.45 USD
Stock: 9 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: $111.26 USD
Stock: 22 in Stock

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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: $156.27 USD
Stock: 15 in Stock

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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: $173.77 USD
Stock: 38 in Stock

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1982 Messias Port, 1982

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Quinta Do Cachao Vintage Port
Special Offer | Was £119 | Now £69

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: $86.26 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: $173.77 USD
Stock: 63 in Stock

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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: $123.76 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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40 Year Old Graham's, 1982

Tawny Port
450cl Bottle

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: $868.85 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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: $111.26 USD
Stock: 63 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1982

Mauro Osvaldo & Figli

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, Neive 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: $186.27 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Cabernet, 1982

Conti Bossi Fedrigotti

A classic red Italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape of 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: $98.76 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Cos Labory, 1982

St Estephe 5th Growth Classification

The 1982 Cos Labory has a lovely mature Bordeaux colour. Assertive nose of faint green bell pepper, bit of cabbage, strong tobacco, with some tree bark, pencil lead and tar. The nose has great freshness and adds a strong notes of smoke and loam. Good vibrant acidity with still some tannin noticable. Really quite nice and perfectly mature. Softens so nicely and offers an earthy core just covered with a gauze of fruit. A very nice 30 year old wine. Mature and ready for drinking now.

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Price: $112.45 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chateau Haut Marbuzet, 1982

St Estephe Cru Bourgeois

The 1982 Haut Marbuzet displays ruby and lightening at the edge, it is a medium-bodied effort still offering plenty of cedar, spice box, roasted herb, and sweet currant and cherry fruit. Although it appears to be past its peak of maturity, it will provide plenty of joy and character if drunk over the near-term."

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Price: $173.77 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Chateau la Renaissance, 1982

Pomerol
Magnum 1.5L

The 1982 Chateau la Renaissance is a complex, serious wine, very close to if not at peak drinking. Strong fruit still, but showing class Bordeaux secondary notes of leather, tobacco.
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Price: $211.27 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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: $3,062.85 USD
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Chateau Pape Clement, 1982

Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé de Graves

This is an elegantly mature vintage from celebrated Château Pape Clement, hailing from the Pessac-Léognan appellation and scoring 90 points on Cellar Tracker . Expect a dominantly tertiary and sous bois profile, exuding the complexity that comes from extensive bottle age. A rare find from the `82 vintage.

Tasting note:
Deep garnet. Intense cigar box nose, blackcurrant fruit, spice. Medium bodied, quite rich dark fruit, cigar box, soil, soft tannins, fresh acidity, fans out into a long finish. Excellent, drinking beautifully.
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Price: $211.27 USD
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Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande, 1982

Pauillac 2eme Cru Classe

*** 100 Points Robert Parker ****

"One of the monumental wines of the last century is the 1982 Pichon Lalande. Since bottling, it has flirted with perfection, and was a sprinter out of the gate, which gave rise to questions about how quickly it would begin its decline. However, at age 27, it retains all its glossy, rich, flamboyant cassis fruit, chocolaty, berry jam-like notes, and plenty of earthy, foresty flavors. This is a full-bodied, extravagantly rich Pichon Lalande seemingly devoid of acidity and tannin, but the wine is incredibly well-balanced and pure. It is an amazing effort!" Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2009.
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Price: $993.86 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Vieux Guibeau, 1982

Puisseguin St Emilion

This 1982 wine is a plump Merlot-based blend from the small commune of Puisseguin, within the greater Saint-Émilion region in Bordeaux.
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Price: $111.26 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Croft Port, 1982

Vintage Port

A medium-bodied 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: $123.76 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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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: $161.27 USD
Stock: 10 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: $118.76 USD
Stock: 41 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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Price: $111.26 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

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Quinta da Devesa

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40+ year old White 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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Stock: 33 in Stock

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