Grand Puy Lacoste 1982
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|1 x 0.75L||BI Stock DP||£225.00||9 btls|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
This is a tour de force, and one of the all-time great Grand-Puy-Lacostes ever produced, as I hope the 2000 and 2005 will become. This is an inky/purple, beefy, broad, super-rich Pauillac revealing classic creme de cassis notes intermixed with hints of spring flowers and crushed rocks. Full-bodied with sweet tannin, shocking concentration, and layers of fruit, this irresistible 1982 is still an adolescent in terms of its evolution. Anticipated maturity: now-2035.
The 1982 continues to evolve at a glacial pace but what a fabulous Pauillac, like a younger sibling of Latour. It has a superb bouquet governed by blackberry, blueberry and a hint of cedar, with a touch of sage in the background. It has outstanding mineralité and definition. The palate is medium-bodied with great density: a Pauillac made of dark matter. Very fine acidity, very harmonious with great precision on the tense finish, this remains one of the finest 1982s, although I would cellar bottles for another 3-5 years. Tasted September 2011.