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  1. 1982 Château Margaux Margaux

    1. Elegant, soft, refined and floral, with a sweetness of fruit, secondary notes of cedar, tobacco, plums, cassis and earth. This bottle seemed slightly more advanced than previous bottles, but at this age, as you know, every bottle is going to be unique.

      95 points - Tasted
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    2. 2 bottles of this were opened because the first example was corked. Bottle #2 was a beauty. Floral, earthy and loaded with sweet, dark, luscious, silky fruits, the wine is full bodied, rich, complex and feels like velvet on the palate. This is mature and ready for prime time drinking.

      97 points - Tasted
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    3. Earthy, cedar wood, stone and dark cherries show on the nose. Full bodied, lush, polished and soft, this is a really good wine, or perhaps good bottle that is so close, but not quite there. Again, this is probably due to provenance, as I’ve tasted better bottles.

      95 points - Tasted
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    4. Elegant, full bodied, sophisticated, regal and refined, the wine has length, purity of fruit and complexities that are showing their all. The floral, earthy nose definitely gets you going, but the completeness of the wine on the palate is where the wine really shines. Decanted about 90 minutes, the wine really strutted its stuff.

      98 points - Tasted
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    5. This is the best bottle of 1982 Margaux I've ever tasted. It was pure silk and polished velvet in texture. The nose, with its tobacco, cigar box, cherry pipe tobacco, cedar, cassis and floral notes were to die for. Lush, pure and opulent, this is really coming on strong. If you're lucky enough to have a bottle in your cellar, why not pop a cork?

      98 points - Tasted
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    6. Beautiful aromas of fresh blackberry, smoke, tobacco, licorice, stone, floral and cigar box waft from the glass. Soft, lush, round and closing in on maturity, the wine ends with a sweet, ripe, fresh, clean, velvety finish. I remember when 1983 Margaux was the better wine. However, over the past few years, 1982 Margaux continues to improve while 1983 develops more rustic qualities.

      97 points - Tasted
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    7. Violets, smoke, tobacco, cassis, blackberry and truffle aromatics grab your attention. The powerful, rich, elegant and sexy texture keeps your focus until the soft, silk and velvet textured, cassis filled finish kicks in. Everything is in balance and harmony in this sublime 82 Bordeaux .

      99 points - Tasted
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    8. The floral, blackberry, truffle cassis, and Cuban cigar aromatics were accompanied by powerful waves of rich, silky, sexy back fruit. In 82, Margaux achieved perfect harmony between elegance and power.

      97 points - Tasted
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    9. Powerful, concentrated and perfectly in balance. Rich, elegant and harmonious. There is a lot of depth and complexity to this wine.

      97 points - Tasted
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    10. Deep, dark ruby color with scents of cassis, cedar, black raspberries and licorice. Very supple and opulent and not close to maturity

      95 points - Tasted
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  2. 1982 Château Margaux Margaux

    1. Elegant, soft, refined and floral, with a sweetness of fruit, secondary notes of cedar, tobacco, plums, cassis and earth. This bottle seemed slightly more advanced than previous bottles, but at this age, as you know, every bottle is going to be unique.

      95 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    2. 2 bottles of this were opened because the first example was corked. Bottle #2 was a beauty. Floral, earthy and loaded with sweet, dark, luscious, silky fruits, the wine is full bodied, rich, complex and feels like velvet on the palate. This is mature and ready for prime time drinking.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    3. Earthy, cedar wood, stone and dark cherries show on the nose. Full bodied, lush, polished and soft, this is a really good wine, or perhaps good bottle that is so close, but not quite there. Again, this is probably due to provenance, as I’ve tasted better bottles.

      95 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    4. Elegant, full bodied, sophisticated, regal and refined, the wine has length, purity of fruit and complexities that are showing their all. The floral, earthy nose definitely gets you going, but the completeness of the wine on the palate is where the wine really shines. Decanted about 90 minutes, the wine really strutted its stuff.

      98 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    5. This is the best bottle of 1982 Margaux I've ever tasted. It was pure silk and polished velvet in texture. The nose, with its tobacco, cigar box, cherry pipe tobacco, cedar, cassis and floral notes were to die for. Lush, pure and opulent, this is really coming on strong. If you're lucky enough to have a bottle in your cellar, why not pop a cork?

      98 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    6. Beautiful aromas of fresh blackberry, smoke, tobacco, licorice, stone, floral and cigar box waft from the glass. Soft, lush, round and closing in on maturity, the wine ends with a sweet, ripe, fresh, clean, velvety finish. I remember when 1983 Margaux was the better wine. However, over the past few years, 1982 Margaux continues to improve while 1983 develops more rustic qualities.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    7. Violets, smoke, tobacco, cassis, blackberry and truffle aromatics grab your attention. The powerful, rich, elegant and sexy texture keeps your focus until the soft, silk and velvet textured, cassis filled finish kicks in. Everything is in balance and harmony in this sublime 82 Bordeaux.

      99 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    8. The floral, blackberry, truffle cassis, and Cuban cigar aromatics were accompanied by powerful waves of rich, silky, sexy back fruit. In 82, Margaux achieved perfect harmony between elegance and power.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    9. Powerful, concentrated and perfectly in balance. Rich, elegant and harmonious. There is a lot of depth and complexity to this wine.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    10. Deep, dark ruby color with scents of cassis, cedar, black raspberries and licorice. Very supple and opulent and not close to maturity

      95 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
  3. 1982 Château Margaux Margaux

    1. Elegant, soft, refined and floral, with a sweetness of fruit, secondary notes of cedar, tobacco, plums, cassis and earth. This bottle seemed slightly more advanced than previous bottles, but at this age, as you know, every bottle is going to be unique.

      95 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    2. 2 bottles of this were opened because the first example was corked. Bottle #2 was a beauty. Floral, earthy and loaded with sweet, dark, luscious, silky fruits, the wine is full bodied, rich, complex and feels like velvet on the palate. This is mature and ready for prime time drinking.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    3. Earthy, cedar wood, stone and dark cherries show on the nose. Full bodied, lush, polished and soft, this is a really good wine, or perhaps good bottle that is so close, but not quite there. Again, this is probably due to provenance, as I’ve tasted better bottles.

      95 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    4. Elegant, full bodied, sophisticated, regal and refined, the wine has length, purity of fruit and complexities that are showing their all. The floral, earthy nose definitely gets you going, but the completeness of the wine on the palate is where the wine really shines. Decanted about 90 minutes, the wine really strutted its stuff.

      98 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    5. This is the best bottle of 1982 Margaux I've ever tasted. It was pure silk and polished velvet in texture. The nose, with its tobacco, cigar box, cherry pipe tobacco, cedar, cassis and floral notes were to die for. Lush, pure and opulent, this is really coming on strong. If you're lucky enough to have a bottle in your cellar, why not pop a cork?

      98 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    6. Beautiful aromas of fresh blackberry, smoke, tobacco, licorice, stone, floral and cigar box waft from the glass. Soft, lush, round and closing in on maturity, the wine ends with a sweet, ripe, fresh, clean, velvety finish. I remember when 1983 Margaux was the better wine. However, over the past few years, 1982 Margaux continues to improve while 1983 develops more rustic qualities.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    7. Violets, smoke, tobacco, cassis, blackberry and truffle aromatics grab your attention. The powerful, rich, elegant and sexy texture keeps your focus until the soft, silk and velvet textured, cassis filled finish kicks in. Everything is in balance and harmony in this sublime 82 Bordeaux.

      99 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    8. The floral, blackberry, truffle cassis, and Cuban cigar aromatics were accompanied by powerful waves of rich, silky, sexy back fruit. In 82, Margaux achieved perfect harmony between elegance and power.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    9. Powerful, concentrated and perfectly in balance. Rich, elegant and harmonious. There is a lot of depth and complexity to this wine.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    10. Deep, dark ruby color with scents of cassis, cedar, black raspberries and licorice. Very supple and opulent and not close to maturity

      95 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
  4. 1982 Château Margaux Margaux

    1. Elegant, soft, refined and floral, with a sweetness of fruit, secondary notes of cedar, tobacco, plums, cassis and earth. This bottle seemed slightly more advanced than previous bottles, but at this age, as you know, every bottle is going to be unique.

      95 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    2. 2 bottles of this were opened because the first example was corked. Bottle #2 was a beauty. Floral, earthy and loaded with sweet, dark, luscious, silky fruits, the wine is full bodied, rich, complex and feels like velvet on the palate. This is mature and ready for prime time drinking.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    3. Earthy, cedar wood, stone and dark cherries show on the nose. Full bodied, lush, polished and soft, this is a really good wine, or perhaps good bottle that is so close, but not quite there. Again, this is probably due to provenance, as I’ve tasted better bottles.

      95 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    4. Elegant, full bodied, sophisticated, regal and refined, the wine has length, purity of fruit and complexities that are showing their all. The floral, earthy nose definitely gets you going, but the completeness of the wine on the palate is where the wine really shines. Decanted about 90 minutes, the wine really strutted its stuff.

      98 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    5. This is the best bottle of 1982 Margaux I've ever tasted. It was pure silk and polished velvet in texture. The nose, with its tobacco, cigar box, cherry pipe tobacco, cedar, cassis and floral notes were to die for. Lush, pure and opulent, this is really coming on strong. If you're lucky enough to have a bottle in your cellar, why not pop a cork?

      98 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    6. Beautiful aromas of fresh blackberry, smoke, tobacco, licorice, stone, floral and cigar box waft from the glass. Soft, lush, round and closing in on maturity, the wine ends with a sweet, ripe, fresh, clean, velvety finish. I remember when 1983 Margaux was the better wine. However, over the past few years, 1982 Margaux continues to improve while 1983 develops more rustic qualities.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    7. Violets, smoke, tobacco, cassis, blackberry and truffle aromatics grab your attention. The powerful, rich, elegant and sexy texture keeps your focus until the soft, silk and velvet textured, cassis filled finish kicks in. Everything is in balance and harmony in this sublime 82 Bordeaux.

      99 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    8. The floral, blackberry, truffle cassis, and Cuban cigar aromatics were accompanied by powerful waves of rich, silky, sexy back fruit. In 82, Margaux achieved perfect harmony between elegance and power.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    9. Powerful, concentrated and perfectly in balance. Rich, elegant and harmonious. There is a lot of depth and complexity to this wine.

      97 points - Tasted
      2027 Views
    10. Deep, dark ruby color with scents of cassis, cedar, black raspberries and licorice. Very supple and opulent and not close to maturity

      95 points - Tasted
      2027 Views