1982, a legendary vintage

The year 1982 benefited from an ideal climate to produce wines in quantity and with exceptional quality. It is of course the grands crus classés of Bordeaux that are at the top of the most mythical bottles of 1982. However, all the regions of France (Rhône, Burgundy, Alsace) gave wines of a rare quality with an impressive ageing capacity.

Find below the notes on the 1982 vintage by region:


The Bordeaux Wines of 1982: 19/20

The red wines of Bordeaux of 1982 became mythical because of their exceptional quality. The 1982 vintage is even described as the vintage of the century by Robert Parker. Among the many exceptional bottles of 1982 we can mention the Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 in Pauillac (Robert Parker's favourite wine), Château Lafleur 1982 in Pomerol, Château Haut-Brion 1982 in Pessac, Château L'Arrosée 1982 in Saint Emilion.

The 1982 Bordeaux white wines are more difficult to find today because they had a lower ageing capacity and were therefore mostly drunk. The Château d'Yquem 1982 (1er Cru Supérieur de Sauternes) nevertheless stands out and still offers wonderful tastings today. Concerning the dry white wines of Pessac-Léognan we can mention the Château Laville Haut-Brion 1982, which received a 94/100 rating from the Wine Advocate in June 2017 and was announced as mature until 2035!


The Burgundy wines of 1982: 16/20

The 1982 Burgundy White wines were exceptional. Today they are extremely rare and their prices can reach new heights. The Grands Crus and 1ers Crus from the great white Burgundy appellations (Chablis, Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Corton and Meursault) have produced incredible and unique wines.

Red Burgundy wines from 1982 are also very rare today. Less exceptional than for white wines, the 1982 vintage nevertheless gave great red wines in Romanée, Vosnes Romanée, Gevrey Chambertin and Pommard.

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Red1982 Bordeaux Pomerol
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