Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

$349

This is a tour de force, and one of the all-time great Grand-Puy-Lacostes ever produced, as I hope the 2000 and 2005 will become. This is an inky/purple, beefy, broad, super-rich Pauillac revealing classic creme de cassis notes intermixed with hints of spring flowers and crushed rocks. Full-bodied with sweet tannin, shocking concentration, and layers of fruit, this irresistible 1982 is still an adolescent in terms of its evolution. Anticipated maturity: now-2035. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Ready to go and showing no signs of distress. If anything, it's still a bit compact, given the age and classification.

Ready to go and showing no signs of distress. If anything, it's still a bit compact, given the age and classification.

9.5

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

This magnum is in no hurry to age.

This magnum is in no hurry to age.

8.9

Josh Mazanowski Delectable Pro

Like a quiet song sung by muscular Angels. All the goods here: Leather saddle, cigar, pencil, darker fruit, and fine but present tannin. Yet quiet. Like a whisper of the other side.

Like a quiet song sung by muscular Angels. All the goods here: Leather saddle, cigar, pencil, darker fruit, and fine but present tannin. Yet quiet. Like a whisper of the other side.

9.5

Kelly Kosnik

Dried prunes tasting notes - very enjoyable wine!

Dried prunes tasting notes - very enjoyable wine!

9.1

John Van Trijp

Bordeaux 1982 tasting at ** restaurant Treeswijkhoeve

Bordeaux 1982 tasting at ** restaurant Treeswijkhoeve

9.4

Patrice Conxicoeur

Bang on the spot where you expect it. Very satisfying and easy to drink. Classic old Bordeaux...

Bang on the spot where you expect it. Very satisfying and easy to drink. Classic old Bordeaux...

9.2

Michael Yofin

Still fresh and young looking and tasting. Elegant fruit with a a hint of chalk. Tasted much younger that Ducru Beaucaillou from same year.

Still fresh and young looking and tasting. Elegant fruit with a a hint of chalk. Tasted much younger that Ducru Beaucaillou from same year.

9.4

F M

1982 vintage

1982 vintage

9.3

Cody Short Delectable Pro

My third time having this wine in the last year and while it was still amazing it wasn't quite up to the level of the last 2. I suspect just bottle variation. Still vibrant, aromatic and full of life. Still slightly tannic with tobacco, cassis, Forrest floor, leather and some nice chocolate and black fruits. I think it's at peak now but has plenty of life left. A wonderful mature Bordeaux

My third time having this wine in the last year and while it was still amazing it wasn't quite up to the level of the last 2. I suspect just bottle variation. Still vibrant, aromatic and full of life. Still slightly tannic with tobacco, cassis, Forrest floor, leather and some nice chocolate and black fruits. I think it's at peak now but has plenty of life left. A wonderful mature Bordeaux

10

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