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Iconic Lafite 1982

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1 1 £2750.00 2946 days ago
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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1982 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Base of Neck (BN)Question Mark Grape variety:

This bottle obviously needs very little introduction having consistently been scored by Robert Parker at between 95 and 100 points!

The last two tastings/scores being:

Wine Advocate # 183 Jun 2009 - 97+pts

This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of what the young 1959 probably tasted like. Still backward with a deep ruby/plum color revealing only a touch of lightening at the edge, the wine offers up an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke, cedar, pen ink, black currants, and earth. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, plump, rich, fleshy wine with low acidity. With 6-8 hours decanting in a closed decanter, it will offer beautiful drinking, but it needs another 5-8 years to reach full maturity. It is capable of lasting 50-60 years. This classic Lafite is not as fat and concentrated as the 1982 Latour, nor as complex or concentrated as the 1982 Mouton Rothschild, but it is a winner all the same.

Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000 - 100pts

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, the 1982 will enjoy another 30-70 years of life! An amazing achievement! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2070.

I have set the buy it now price at the same price as the last bottle sold on bidforwine (https://www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/12472) and would point out that that bottle had US strip labels.

I will consider offers VERY near the asking price...

Photo's will be uploaded this evening (8th June)


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On 25 Jun 2011 at 16:43, the seller added the following description:

Price REDUCED for final 4 days of listing.

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Please refer to photos for clarification of condition:

Label - very slight marking (slightly grubby), but whole and undamaged.

Capsule - very good condition

Level - Base of Neck / Very, very top shoulder

Currently stored in my vinosafe

Shipping details


Payment methods: cheque, bank transfer and Cash on Collection
Returns policy: No Returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode LL19, Denbighshire, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery, insured and packed in a professional bottle box. Royal Mail's maximum insurance is £2,500 so I am open to alternative shipping methods at buyer's request and payment.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: £25 UK Overseas, please ask before bidding
Delivers to UK
Other countries delivered to: Other destinations by request and subject to acceptance of postage costs/insurance availability.
Insurance options: Yes, up to £2,500 included


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