94 / 100 Robert Parker This is actually a younger, more concentrated wine than the 1990. A dense plum/garnet color with a slight lightening at the edge is followed by a sensational Figeac nose of mint, fruitcake, Asian spices, gobs of sweet black and red fruits, and a smoky component in the background. Medium to full-bodied with lovely freshness, this 1982 appears to be fully mature, but it tasted the same a decade ago, and it should hold at this level for another 10-20 years. Wine Advocate #183 Jun 2009
93 / 100 Wine Spectator A big and velvety red. Dark garnet color, with a black center and an amber edge. Cherry, dark chocolate and earth. Full-bodied and very velvety, with tobacco, chocolate and berry flavors. Good tannin structure.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now. http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/not..
19.5 / 20 Jancis Robinson Dark ruby. So complex, layered, rich and spicy. More complete than the 1989 and 1990 vintages in this tasting. Fresh finish. No dried fruit on the finish. Very complete and fine. Zest and ripeness. Approachable but not yet fully evolved. A very good bottle (compared with the same wine tasted at Taillevent restaurant in Paris recently). http://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/search?keywords=fig..