Grand Puy Lacoste 1982

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Bordeaux1982Grand Puy Lacoste

OWC, base neck levels, slightly stained labels

BT103,150.00
2,835.00
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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.

Score: 96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (183), June 2009

Score: 95Robert 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.

Score: 93Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (129), June 2000

Score: 95Robert 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.

Score: 17.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2005

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