Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 577
CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1982 (1) WA 100
  • CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1982 (1) WA 100

577

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1982

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
u. bn. soiled & peeling label, scraped capsule

Always somewhat atypical (which I suspect will be the case with the more modern day 2003), the 1982 Latour has been the most opulent, flamboyant, and precocious of the northern Medocs, especially the St.-Juliens, Pauillacs, and St.-Estephes. It hasn’t changed much over the last 10-15 years, revealing sweet tannins as well as extraordinarily decadent, even extravagant levels of fruit, glycerin, and body. It is an amazing wine, and on several occasions, I have actually picked it as a right bank Pomerol because of the lushness and succulence of the cedary, blackberry, black currant fruit. This vintage has always tasted great, even in its youth, and revealed a precociousness that one does not associate with this Chateau. However, the 1982 is still evolving at a glacial pace. The concentration remains remarkable, and the wine is a full-bodied, exuberant, rich, classic Pauillac in its aromatic and flavor profiles. It’s just juiced up (similar to an athlete on steroids) and is all the better for it. This remarkable effort will last as long as the 1982 Mouton, but it has always been more approachable and decadently fruity. Drink it now, in 20 years, and in 50 years! Don’t miss it if you are a wine lover. June 2009 Drink:2009-2059 WA 100

1 bt.    per lot $1,600 - $2,000

Realised: $2,280
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Score: 100
Single Bottle Lots
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1982