Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982


Robert Parker 100 |  WineIsuppose 100+
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This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown off the backward, youthful style that existed during its first 25 years of life, and over the last 4-5 years has developed such secondary nuances as cedar and spice box. The creme de cassis, underlying floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multilayered texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful, vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant in 2082! Thank God it is beginning to budge, as I would like to drink most of my supply before I kick the bucket. This is a great, still youthful wine, and, on occasion, one does understand the hierarchy of Bordeaux chateaux when you see the complexity and brilliance of this first-growth.

| Robert Parker

Easily the most beautiful Mouton I have ever tasted. A wine to drink while kneeling! This wine has such delicacy, such fabulous complexity and harmony that it makes you realize there are wines that get (incredibly close) to perfection. The Mouton 1982 is overwhelming in fruit abundance and its broad palette of flavors it presents. I believe it is rather rare that Mouton gets to the level of Latour and Lafite but in this year they for sure did it.

One word of caution: it does need some serious breathing time before drinking. I followed Parker here once on his 24 hours but that turns out not to be necessary. After 3 -5 hours the wine is opening up nicely and ready for the party! Can I recommend to make sure you drink this wine at least once.....

| Eugene Bergen


 

 Region France | Bordeaux | Pauillac
 Type Red wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
 Bottle condition
Bottles with seriously tattered labels but excellent levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink