1982 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1982

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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SoDivin rating

95-100 / 100

Excellent

1982 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1982

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 8 bottles
1 105,00 € tax incl. 920,83 € tax excl.
Stock : 1 bottle
1 069,00 € tax incl. 890,83 € tax excl.
Stock : 1 bottle
1 050,00 € tax incl. 875,00 € tax excl.

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Stock : 1 bottle
1 019,00 € tax incl. 849,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
100 / 100
Autre
Autre
Falstaff Magazin (10-2019) Strong carmine garnet, subtle ocher reflections, broad brightening of the edges. Multi-faceted bouquet, nuances of fresh dark berries, black cherries, a hint of nougat. Juicy, ripe cherries, fine extract sweetness, well integrated tannins, chocolatey touch, then a bit slimmer in the finish, blackberry and fresh, present tannins, salty minerality in the finish, chocolatey aftertaste.
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(11-2000) Long life.

97 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(05-2016) The 1982 Chateau Margaux is a wine that I have tasted many times, constantly contrasted against the 1983 to see which is better. Frankly I found that it depends on the bottle, although maybe the 1983 edges it. But it is important to assess the 1982 on its own individual merits because it is a superb First Growth. This was a great bottle: fragrant and beautifully defined on the nose that on this occasion offered a more conspicuous graphite scent, which lent it a Pauillac-like personality. Allowing the wine to open and aerate, the traits one associates with the property emerge—wilted violets and rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and mineral-laden, that suggestion of candied orange peel on the entry segueing into layers of pure red and black fruit. There is always something effortless about this Chateau Margaux and the pixelation on the finish is up there with the very best. Is it the best 1982 First Growth? No, it's not quite up there with 1982 Latour or Mouton-Rothschild, however, it is a sublime evocation of the vineyard and it will continue to give pleasure for a couple of decades yet. 

97 / 100
Jeannie Cho Lee
Jeannie Cho Lee

(10-2015)

97 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

(11-2017)

96 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu

(09-2007)

96 / 100
SoDivin
SoDivin

(07-2012) All of the great wine tasters have commented on this wine over time. Where it it today? The robe is very somber. The wine is thick and fat but it doesn't deliver itself easily. The nose is closed at the opening of the bottle, it needs time to aerate. You must wait a bit. Don't be impatient. The mouth is very rich, dense, fleshy, with black fruit and spicy aromas. Very good length. This wine leave you a bit knocked out. After 30 years in the bottle, it is today excellent with still a huge potenital to last many years. 95100 (03-2015) Tasted in 2012, we were curious to measure the evolution of this wine. This bottle was perfect. Slightly less closed than the last one. What richness! what strength ! What length ! This wine is really exceptional. One can drink it or wait, if you manage to wait.

Features
Vintage 1982
Rating 95-100
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
New yes
100/100 Yes
Château Margaux
Country France
Château informations
Margaux
Margaux

A privilege to bear the name of its appellation Margaux, for Chateau Margaux there is no doubt ample justification.


For several centuries this Premier Cru Classé has expressed the highest degree of quality of exceptional terroir patiently assembled by several generations of owners. Maintained and harvested exclusively by hand with extreme care, the 78 hectares of vines (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) derive their wealth deep in the soil which is clayey gravelly and particularly dense and thick. The fermentation in oak vats, after which the wine is strictly selected, follows 18 to 24 months in new oak barrels. A masterpiece among Bordeaux, the best according to some, Château Margaux reveals the delicate taste and opulence, depth and complexity, and exudes a rare elegance of rose, violet, black fruit, suspended by tight tannins that require patient aging before the wine fully expresses itself. The château also produces a second wine, Pavillon Rouge de Château Margaux, and a dry white wine, Pavillon Blanc de Château Margaux.


Best vintages of Château Margaux : 19001928195319821983198619891990


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