Bumper vintage with attractive, quite fast-maturing wines
Ideal conditions in spring saw an early and abundant flowering. Summer was dry and warm through until August, which saw some rainfall. Ripening took place in September in perfect weather: plenty of sunshine and high temperatures, and these conditions continued throughout the harvest period, which ended in the first week of October.
Despite the size of the crop, as in 1979 there were some surprising elegant, plump and even virile 1982s, though all but the very best are now showing age. Consistent across the Côte de Beaune.
Bonneau du Martray, Carillon, Jacques Gagnard-Delagrange, François Jobard, Lafon, Latour, Leflaive, Pierre Morey, Ramonet, Sauzet.