ITEM 17477

1982 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien

$489.99

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Wine Rating:

95ST 95WA 95WS

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1982

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint julien

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 95 points

Full medium ruby. Aromas of currant, black cherry, licorice, minerals and flowers. Thick, sweet and deep still young but in a gentler, lower-acid style than either the '86 or '96. Still, this boasts sneaky intensity and wonderful persistence. Tannins are substantial but thoroughly ripe. Drink 2004 through 2025.

Review Date: July 2002

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 points

I have had perfect bottles of this cuvee, but, perplexingly, the bottles from my cellar tend to be broodingly backward and require plenty of coaxing. This huge wine is, in many ways, just as massive as Leoville Barton, but it possesses a greater degree of elegance as well as unreal concentration. Classic lead pencil, cassis, kirsch, cedar, and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. The tannins are still there, and, at least from my cellar, this 1982 does not appear to have changed much in the last 10-12 years. One wonders how much patience admirers of this brilliant St.-Julien will continue to exhibit. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050. Release price: ($160.00/case)

Review Date: June 2009

Wine Spectator: 95 points

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.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2000__. ?JS

Review Date: November 1998