Lafite Rothschild 1982

Brand: Lafite Rothschild
Product Code: LAFI82
Availability: In Stock
Robert Parker Score: 98
Unit Size: 12 x 75cl
£37,500.00 Excl. VAT

12x75cl

Robert Parker Tasting Notes

I have rated this wine as high as 100 and as low as 95, but it remains a strong candidate for perfection. The wine closed down completely after bottling, opening in the mid to late-eighties to reveal phenomenal richness and the essence of the Lafite-Rothschild style. It has recently shut down again and appears to need another 10-15 years of cellaring. The color is among the most saturated and opaque of any Lafite-Rothschild I have seen. The bouquet, explosive several years ago, now appears to be tight, with only hints of the lead pencil and mineral Lafite fragrance. The super-rich, cedary, berry-scented fruit is noticeable. Full-bodied, with more unctuosity than normal, as well as high tannins, this extraordinary Lafite should develop along the lines of the great 1959. In size it resembles that vintage more than any other. Do not touch a bottle before the turn of the century; it should last for 40-50 years into the next millennium

Score
Robert Parker Score 98
Unit Size
Unit Size 12 x 75cl