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 39 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.
 
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

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Single Harvest Tawny Port
75cl Bottle
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1982 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
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 has a light oak colour with a verdant edge on the rim highlighting a colheita of exceptional age and quality. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by a good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish. Outstanding.

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Price: $97.12 USD
Stock: 36 in Stock

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1982 Offley Port

Boa Vista Single Quinta Vintage Port

90 Points fortheloveofport.com

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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: $111.00 USD
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1982 Offley Port, 1982

Boa Vista Single Quinta 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: $124.88 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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1982 Chateau Cos d'Estournel

St Estephe, 2nd Growth Classification

Review by Robert Parker... "A spectacular performance for this wine, Cos d'Estournel's 1982 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color with light pink at the rim. Sweet aromas of jammy black fruits intermixed with roasted espresso and vanillin jump from the glass of this young, concentrated, full-bodied, succulent effort. An opulent texture, low acidity, and splendidly pure, concentrated, blackberry and cassis fruit suggest this 1982 can be drunk now, or cellared for another 15-20 years. An awesome wine!" Wine Advocate, 2000


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1982 Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse

Pauillac 5th Growth Classification

This wine has always been an attractive, fragrant, classic Pauillac with scents of cedar, spice, and berry fruit. Although not the most concentrated wine from the appellation, it is a medium-bodied, elegant example of the vintage...'. Wine Advocate #102



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Price: $166.53 USD
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1982 Chateau Lanessan, 1982

Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois

Lanessan's 1982 boasts an impressively saturated dark ruby/purple color, and knock-out aromatics of melted chocolate, asphalt, and cassis. Deep, rich, and medium-bodied, with excellent concentration and purity, this impressively-endowed, flavourful, well-structured wine
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1982 Chateau Malescot St-Exupery

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.
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1982 Messias Port

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Quinta Do Cachao Vintage Port

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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1982 Messias Port, 1982

Quinta Do Cachao Vintage Port

The 1982 Messias Vintage Port from the Quinta do Cachao estate is a beautifully 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.


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Price: $124.88 USD
Stock: 410 in Stock

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1982 Taittinger

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: $520.64 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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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: $206.87 USD
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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac, 1982

Margaux 3me Cru Classe

The 1982 has a dark ruby color with a trace of amber, a rich, fragrant, ripe black cherry bouquet, unctuous, fat, fleshy flavors, full body, and moderate tannins.
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Price: $118.01 USD
Stock: 8 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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Chateau d'Issan, 1982

Cantenac (Margaux) 3me cru classe

A beautiful classic aged Bordeaux that is still going strong. Surprisingly dark colour for its age. Sweet red fruit, cedar, tobacco. Subtle mature Bordeaux nose. Sweet red fruit on the palate, light but still had adequate acid to balance the fruit and wonderful soft tannin. Excellent




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Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, 1982

St Julien 2me Cru Classe

*** 96 Points - Robert Parker ***

Reviews: "The 1982 is still 5-8 years away from full maturity, but it exhibits a dense ruby/plum/garnet color to the rim as well as a sweet perfume of forest floor, spice box, cedar, and copious quantities of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully pure with sweet tannins, this wine has aged more slowly than I initially expected. It is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou produced after the 1961 and before the 2003." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2009


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Price: $484.54 USD
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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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Chateau Figeac, 1982

St Emilion, Grand Cru

** 94/100 Parker **

"This is actually a younger, more concentrated wine than the 1990. A dense plum/garnet color with a slight lightening at the edge is followed by a sensational Figeac nose of mint, fruitcake, Asian spices, gobs of sweet black and red fruits, and a smoky component in the background. Medium to full-bodied with lovely freshness, this 1982 appears to be fully mature, but it tasted the same a decade ago, and it should hold at this level for another 10-20 years" Parker, Wine Advocate 2009
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Price: $387.35 USD
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Chateau La Lagune, 1982

Haut Medoc 5eme Grand Cru Classe

*** 92 Points - Robert Parker ***

Reviews "This is a sumptuous La Lagune that has hit full maturity but shows no signs of decline. The color is a dense, opaque dark garnet. The wine offers up smoky notes intermixed with jammy black cherries, currants, licorice, and earth. The wine is thick, unctuously textured, with still some moderate tannin to shed. The wine is loaded, very rich, thick, and juicy, with very complex aromatics and surprising weight and power in the mouth. To my thinking, there has never been a more powerful, concentrated La Lagune ever produced." Robert Parker Wine Advocate.
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Price: $206.87 USD
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Chateau La Pointe, 1982

Pomerol, Bordeaux

A very fine complex nose with lively black cherries to the fore, although lacking complexity. A saturated black peppery palate, relatively forward but with well-integrated tannins
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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: $137.45 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1982

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe

*** 94 Points - Parker *** "One of the most drinkable, complex, and tasty 1982s of the northern Medoc, this wine is beginning to reach its plateau of full maturity. Still a dense ruby/purple color with some lightening at the edge, it offers up classic aromas of cedar wood, fruitcake, tobacco leaf, and creme de cassis. This full-bodied, opulent, fleshy, sexy Pauillac can be drunk now with great pleasure and complexity, or cellared for another 10-15 years. " Parker Wine Advocate 2009.
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Price: $484.54 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chateau Montrose, 1982

St Estephe 2me Cru Classe

Intense aromas of kirsch, currant and spice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with round, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is complex, changing on the nose and palate. Layered and structured. Will improve for many years to come.--Non-blind Château Montrose vertical. Drink now. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2006
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Price: $345.70 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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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: $1,700.74 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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: $117.94 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Dolomore Port, 1982

Vintage Port

The 1982 Dolomore Vintage Port is impressively deep red in colour; opaque. Gentle nose bringing a bit of dusty cherry. The lovely thick texture that is starting to seem typical of the vintage. Fresh fruit on the palate, good levels of acidity keeping the freshness and an interesting sage-leaf twist. Medium-bodied, modest in intensity and still quite acidic. Nice aftertaste, with a big flaring finish that has lots of cherry and green wood tannins. Fine port..
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Price: $137.45 USD
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