1982 Leoville Las Cases

- 750 ml
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The 1982 Leoville-Las Cases remains one of the awesome examples of this great vintage. Rich, full-bodied, and backward, this thick-looking, opaque ruby/purple-colored wine is just beginning to display aromatic development. Jammy aromas of cassis intertwined with scents of vanilla, lead pencil, cedar, melted caramel, and toast are followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied wine that will benefit from another 7-10 years of cellaring. This hugely impressive, low acid Las Cases is crammed with ripe fruit. It is the most hedonistic and concentrated Leoville-Las Cases I have ever tasted, just eclipsing the other-worldly 1986. It is approachable now, but my instincts suggest more patience. Drink it between 2000-2030 . It is a monumental wine! Tasted 23 times since bottling with consistent notes.

Robert M. Parker, Jr. | 100 RP
The real killer wine, however, was the 1982 Leoville Las Cases...the wine still has a dense purple color and a beautiful, sweet nose of cassis, black cherries, lead pencil and vanillin. It is full-bodied, rich...This amazing effort is probably a 50-year wine.

Robert Parker's Hedonist Gazette | 100 RP-HG
Tasted at the domaine, the 1982 Leoville Las Cases is just about pure perfection, and while certainly mature, it has plenty of life ahead of it. Thrilling notes of blackcurrants, kirsch, tobacco leaf, cedar box, menthol, and exotic spices all emerge from this seamless, powerful yet magically elegant Leoville Las Cases. Opening up in the glass, with a smoky, singular character, it's an incredible wine from this terroir that has an almost Latour-like regal quality. It should continue drinking well for another 10-15 years and I'm sure will keep even longer.

Jeb Dunnuck | 99 JD
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.

Vinous Media | 95 VM
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.

Wine Spectator | 95 WS

Sokolin 1982 Leoville Las Cases Tasting Notes:

Profound. Groundbreaking. Heavenly. Mere words may not be enough to describe the sheer mind-expanding quality of this wine. 1982 was truly a miraculous year, and nowhere is this more evident than with the 1982 Leoville Las Cases. This wine has to be tasted to be believed. On the nose, a magical combination of black currant, dark chocolate, rose petals, minerals, cigar box; It's like another aromatic trace shows up with each sampling. On the palate, you're transported into a dream realm, where the silky smooth texture is undercut by just the perfect dose of acidity, giving the wine perfect balance, and a sense of refined elegance that almost no producer can hope to match.

The only bittersweet part comes when you realize that you will eventually run out of this wine. Every swallow carries this sting, the idea that you can never re-experience that mouthful. This is as close as it gets to raw perfection.
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Vintage 1982
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Las Cases: Leoville Las Cases is a winery whose attention to detail is unparalleled. It's like a sculptor slowly and carefully carving a breathtaking statue from what seems like a rough piece of boulder. If you ever get the unique pleasure of visiting Bordeaux for tasting, do yourself a favor and go to Leoville Las Cases. The medium-toasted wood gives way to relatively thin but noticeable tannins and a velvety, intricate texture. The flavors are layered, and you'll be blown away by fragrant and intense aromatic notes of blackberry, tobacco and black tea leaf. Dark berries are especially notable, but no flavor is overshadowed, and the finish is persistent and bold. Drinking fine Leoville Las Cases is an unforgettable experience, something we're sure you'll find out soon enough.
Rating 100 RP
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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