1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - OWC 12 x 750ml [Provenance Guaranteed]

1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - OWC 12 x 750ml [Provenance Guaranteed]

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1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - OWC 12 pak

Château Lafite Rothschild is a wine estate in the Pauillac region of the Médoc, producing one of the most sought-after and expensive red wines in the world. Lafite Rothschild is known for its perfume, elegance, finesse and harmony, in contrast to the more powerful Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Nevertheless, great vintages can age for 50 years or more.

The estate began to earn its reputation as a winemaking property in the late 1600s; by the second half of the following century it was known as "The King's Wine" at Versailles, and had a strong following in London. The acclaim did not diminish and in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification Lafite was ranked a first growth. It was bought by Baron James de Rothschild in 1868. Throughout much of the 20th Century, despite many sublime wines, Lafite Rothschild was regarded as an inconsistent producer but since the mid-1990s it has become more reliable – in fact, it regularly makes claims for wine of the vintage.

     


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1982
Rating RP100/WS97/ST95
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP100 -
1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 100 pts! OWC 12 pak Perfect still in tissue paper!!Still extraordinarily backward and youthful this large-scaled (massive by Lafite's standards) wine should prove to be the greatest Lafite made after the 1953 and 1959. It continues to offer an exceptionally intense compelling bouquet of herbs black currants vanilla lead pencil and cedar. The wine reveals considerable tannin as well as amazing atypical power and concentration for Lafite. The hallmark elegance of this wine has not been compromised because of the vintage's tendency to turn out powerful and unctuously-textured thick juicy wines. Rich full and still youthful and unyielding this should prove to be a fabulous Lafite-Rothschild - but only for those readers prepared to wait until 2003-2005. It should easily last through the first three decades of the next century. A potential 100-point wine! RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS97

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1982
Rating RP100/WS97/ST95
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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