1982 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982 Zoom

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SoDivin rating

95-100 / 100

Excellent

1982 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 6 bottles
4 195,00 € tax incl. 3 495,83 € tax excl.
Stock : 1 bottle
3 898,00 € tax incl. 3 248,33 € tax excl.
Stock : 1 bottle
3 779,00 € tax incl. 3 149,17 € tax excl.
Stock : 1 bottle
3 598,00 € tax incl. 2 998,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
98 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
95 / 100
Autre
Autre
Acker Merrall and Condit:
(5-2012)
What did we have here? A 1982 Lafite Rothschild? Yes, we don’t only sell Lafite, we actually drink it, too. Can’t let it all go to the Mainland now, can we? The Lafite was tight, similar to the La Miss, with lots of cedar, minerals and iodine. Cedar dominated its gritty palate, with fireplace and brick flavors joining the party. It, too, might have benefitted from a couple extra hours. Later in the week, a client from the Mainland told me he had eight bottles of this in one night during the same week. Damn, I thought opening two bottles was impressive lol.
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(04-2001)
Impressively deep and comparatively youthful ; a well developed, sweet and harmonious bouquet.
100 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(06-2000)
The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense rubypurple 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!
Features
Vintage 1982
Rating 95-100
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
100/100 Yes
Château Lafite Rothschild
Country France
Château informations
Lafite Rothschild
Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild1st growth in 1855, is one of Bordeaux's most famous chateaux. It shares with the greatest the top of the official classification of 1855. Located on the Pauillac appellation, the vineyard of 103 ha is divided into three parcels: the hills surrounding the Château, the Carruades plateau to the west and a parcel of 4.5 ha in the neighboring town of Saint-Estèphe. Most of the terroir is composed of fine and deep gravel mixed with Aeolian sand on a tertiary limestone bedrock. The grape varieties are 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vineyards of the great wine is 40 years, the 20 ha of young vines (less than 10 years) being used for the development of the second wine. There are also extremely old plots of over 80 years, one called "La Gravière" dating back to 1886. The maturation of the wine is carried out for 18 to 20 months in 100% new oak barrels. Lafite Rothschild produces about 15,000 to 20,000 cases per year. The estate also produces a second wine, the Carruades de Lafite, for around 25,000 to 30,000 cases. The name of the second wine of Chateau Lafite Rothschild of the "plateau Carruades, where stood a group of plots, which was bought by the castle in the nineteenth century, and which adjoined the rump Castle. The "Carruades de Lafite" were once called "Moulin des Carruades", then take the name, Carruades de Lafite.


The mythical vintages of Chateau Lafite Rothschild are 1921, 19451959198219861988 and 2000, 2005 in recent years.

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