Lafite Rothschild 1982

Cult Wines Price: £37,500.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 1982

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 1982

98

Tasted at Pebbles/Zachy’s 1982 dinner in Hong Kong. This is the second time I have tasted the Lafite ’82 this year and both bottles have been exemplary. Here it has a brilliantly defined nose of black fruit, graphite and limestone that has an electrifying intensity – a brightness undimmed over three decades. The palate displays outstanding balance, a little more feminine than Latour and quintessentially “Lafite” rather than “1982”. Fleshy and opulent towards the finish, yet not flamboyant or as extrovert as Mouton, this is just a fabulous Lafite that should plateau for many years. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2013
97+

This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of what the young 1959 probably tasted like. Still backward with a deep ruby/plum color revealing only a touch of lightening at the edge, the wine offers up an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke, cedar, pen ink, black currants, and earth. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, plump, rich, fleshy wine with low acidity. With 6-8 hours decanting in a closed decanter, it will offer beautiful drinking, but it needs another 5-8 years to reach full maturity. It is capable of lasting 50-60 years. This classic Lafite is not as fat and concentrated as the 1982 Latour, nor as complex or concentrated as the 1982 Mouton Rothschild, but it is a winner all the same. Release price: ($350.00/case)

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #183 June 2009
96

I am impressed with the loads of ripe fruit with almost dried raspberries and blackberries and a minty undertone on the nose. It's full bodied, with bay leaf, berries that turn to mineral undertones. It's full-bodied, with round tannins and a lingering finish of chocolate, cedar and other woods. I would leave it another three to four years to soften and open just a tiny bit; otherwise, decant three hours in advance.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 20th 2010

Lafite Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafite Rothschild 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,800.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,650.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,868.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,100.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,385.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,900.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,500.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,950.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,500.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,150.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,854.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,800.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,560.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,500.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,350.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,180.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £8,836.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,550.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,500.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £13,441.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,706.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,286.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,780.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £866.25 1x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,111.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,500.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £10,582.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl