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1982 Chateau Latour 750mL

Sku 011869
  • Appellation Saint Julien
  • Country France
  • Producer Chateau Latour
  • Size 750 Ml
  • Varietal Bordeaux Blend
  • Vintage 1982
  • Wine Type Red
  • Product Wine Imported
$1,600.00
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  • 100 Wine Advocate Notes

    As I indicated in the review of the 1982 Bordeaux, this is an unusual Latour in the fact that it has always been precocious. It has been jammy, forward, and delicious no matter when the cork was pulled, in total contrast to its two firstgrowth siblings, Mouton Rothschild and LafiteRothschild. The dense, opaque garnetcolored 1982 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge. Sweet, smoky, roasted aromas in the nose combine with jammy levels of black currant, cherry, and prunelike fruit. It possesses extraordinary concentration and unctuosity, with a thick, fat texture oozing notes of cedar wood, tobacco, coffee, and overripe fruit. Low acidity as well as high alcohol (for Bordeaux) give the wine even more glycerin and textural chewiness. The finish lasts forever. The only Latour that remotely resembles the 1982 is the 1961, which has a similar texture and succulence. Anticipated maturity now to 2040

  • 97 Vinous Notes

    Dark red, with an amber rim. Liqueurlike aromas of plum, roasted meat, mocha, tobacco, truffle and burnished oak. Fat, lush and smooth, with explosive fruit and powerful underlying backbone. Massive but not at all heavy. Wonderfully tactile wine, finishing with big, chewy but ripe tannins and great persistence. (My second bottle showed even more class and delineation, and rated 98.) Drink during your lifetime.

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