95-100 / 100
95-100 / 100
Clos de Vougeot
CHÂTEAU LA TOUR HAUT BRION 1982
TRAPET PERE ET FILS Clos Prieur 1982
DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI 1982
Ruby colored robe. The nose is a bit closed upon opening. It is asking to be aerated. Ripe fruit, black cherry, precious wood. The mouth is ample, net and profound. A lot of rigour in this wine. Rectitude and finesse. Still has great ageing potential.
A racy, classy, silky wine. Inky-ruby color. Black cherry, mineral and wet earth aromas. Medium-bodied, with very silky tannins and a long, superfine finish. Has always been excellent
Tasted three times over a two month period, this youthful yet profoundly complex wine gets my nod as the finest Leoville-Las-Cases ever made. It reveals massive proportions yet extraordinary purity, elegance, and balance. This dense rubypurple-colored 1982 still looks and tastes as if it were 5-8 years old.
The nose offers up blazingly well-delineated, pure aromas of creme de cassis, cherry jam, minerals, and toasty new oak. This unctuously-textured, gorgeously rich, pure, super-concentrated, low acid effort concludes with a 45+ second finish. There is still tannin to shed in this unbelievably fresh, lively, full-bodied, vibrant wine.