Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982
9.5 out of 10 based on 106 user ratings.

Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

9.5106 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

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

This was a solid one, not much fruit left, but the aromatics were extremely lifted & high toned.

This was a solid one, not much fruit left, but the aromatics were extremely lifted & high toned.

9.4

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

Dan Fredman Delectable Pro

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

1982 Lafite living up to its reputation. Elegance amid concentrated fruit, with the requisite tobacco, cedar, and lead pencil notes everyone said are supposed to be there. The real deal, benchmark Bordeaux, benchmark wine...

1982 Lafite living up to its reputation. Elegance amid concentrated fruit, with the requisite tobacco, cedar, and lead pencil notes everyone said are supposed to be there. The real deal, benchmark Bordeaux, benchmark wine...

10

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Pretty, elegant, flashy - perfection? No. Delicious anyway.

Pretty, elegant, flashy - perfection? No. Delicious anyway.

9.2

Michael Rone Delectable Pro

Sommelier Carnevino

Tasted two bottles side by side. Both still vibrant with plenty of fruit and and tannic structure to support another 30 years.

Tasted two bottles side by side. Both still vibrant with plenty of fruit and and tannic structure to support another 30 years.

9.6

Steven Foster Delectable Pro

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

A bit on the oxidized side. But nonetheless a true treasure to be able to try. 1982 is a strong one.

A bit on the oxidized side. But nonetheless a true treasure to be able to try. 1982 is a strong one.

8.5

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

After 32 years some bottle variance is to be expected, but both wines were stellar. The one on the right showed integrity of structure, honest and well built. The one on the left showed more transparency, perfume and agility.

After 32 years some bottle variance is to be expected, but both wines were stellar. The one on the right showed integrity of structure, honest and well built. The one on the left showed more transparency, perfume and agility.

9.6