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Grand Puy Lacoste 1982

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

This is a tour de force, and one of the all-time great Grand-Puy-Lacostes ever produced, as I hope the 2000 and 2005 will become. This is an inky/purple, beefy, broad, super-rich Pauillac revealing classic creme de cassis notes intermixed with hints of spring flowers and crushed rocks. Full-bodied with sweet tannin, shocking concentration, and layers of fruit, this irresistible 1982 is still an adolescent in terms of its evolution. Anticipated maturity: now-2035.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (183), June 2009
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

One of the greatest Grand Puy Lacoste ever produced, the 1982 still possesses a youthful, dense opaque purple colour with slight lightening at the edge. The nose remains somewhat monolithic, but an intense blackcurrant/crème de cassis-scented bouquet is backed up by roasted earth, smoke and mineral notes. Full-bodied, muscular, and powerful, this opulently-textured, moderately tannic, youthful, huge Grand Puy Lacoste will benefit from another 2-5 years of cellaring. However, the wine's sweetness and low acidity provide plenty of joy at present. It will age well for at least another 25 years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (129), June 2000
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

Deep crimson with a thin, pale rim. Very minerally flavours. Not especially intense, but classic and complex. Thick, sweet and dense. Very creditable Pauillac. No hurry to drink. Needs powerful food.Drink 2003-2012.Date tasted 15th July 02.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2005
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