Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

9.595 ratings on Delectable
$3295

The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense ruby/purple color with only a subtle lightening at the rim. Spectacular aromatics offer jammy cherry and black fruits intertwined with lead pencil, mineral, and smoky wood scents. Powerful for a Lafite, this wine unfolds to reveal extraordinary richness, purity, and overall symmetry in addition to stunning flavor depth and persistence. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. Plenty of tannin remains, and the wine displays a vibrancy and youthfulness that belie its 18 years of age. The modern day equivalent of Lafite-Rothschild's immortal 1959 ($9,500), the 1982 will enjoy another 30-70 years of life! An amazing achievement! Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Gorgeous example of this wine. Wonderfully expressive and aromatic. Perfectly mature but on the plateau with no signs of falling off of it.

Gorgeous example of this wine. Wonderfully expressive and aromatic. Perfectly mature but on the plateau with no signs of falling off of it.

9.5

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

Just stupid perfect in every way. Potentially the best wine I've ever tasted.

Just stupid perfect in every way. Potentially the best wine I've ever tasted.

10

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Not sure how to rate this one... Not confident it is what it says.

Not sure how to rate this one... Not confident it is what it says.

8.0

Marty Winters Delectable Pro

Was blind tasted on this, called it 2001 left bank. I was off by a little bit.

Was blind tasted on this, called it 2001 left bank. I was off by a little bit.

9.5