1982 Château Mouton Rothschild
- 100 WA
- 98 WS
- 97 IWC
- 90 JR
Red Bordeaux Blend
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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97($625-$795) Saturated dark red. Pure, subtle, highly aromatic nose of currant, cedar, eucalyptus and exotic oak. Wonderfully silky and opulent, with utterly compelling inner-mouth perfume and chewy depth. Showing spectacularly today and hiding its rock-solid underlying structure. The great finish shows extraordinary aromatic complexity and subtlety, along with big, dusty, fine tannins. This wine is a no-brainer: a clear knockout now and capable of going on for another two or three decades.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 2002
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 1860th-anniversary vintage. John Huston label. Bright, shaded ruby. More introvert and slightly more brutal than the Cos 1982. Very meaty and solid. Some spice. Sweet start and pretty explosively rich - some definite heat on this. And still a little bit of fine tannin on the finish. Very slightly dusty. Edge of gunpowder. Dramatic rather than fine and ethereal.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 98Glorious aromas. Dark ruby red. Wonderful perfumes of flowers, berry and lilac. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long and pretty finish. Balanced. Class in a glass. Just as I remember.--Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 100Opaque purple-colored showing absolutely no signs of lightening, Mouton's 1982 is a backward wine. Still tasting like a 4-5 year old Bordeaux, it will evolve for another half century. At the Philadelphia tasting, it was impossibly impenetrable and closed, although phenomenally dense and muscular. However, on two other recent occasions, I decanted the wine in the morning and consumed it that evening and again the following evening. It is immune to oxidation! Moreover, it has a level of concentration that represents the essence of the Mouton terroir as well as the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon it contains. Cassis, cedar, spice box, minerals, and vanillin are all present, but this opaque black/purple Pauillac has yet to reveal secondary nuances given its youthfulness. It exhibits huge tannin, unreal levels of glycerin and concentration, and spectacular sweetness and opulence. Nevertheless, it demands another decade of cellaring, and should age effortlessly for another seven or eight decades. I have always felt the 1982 Mouton was perfect, yet this immortal effort might be capable of lasting for 100 years! Readers who want to drink it are advised to decant it for at least 12-24 hours prior to consumption. I suggest double decanting, i.e., pouring it into a clean decanter, washing out the bottle, and then repouring it back into the bottle, inserting the cork, leaving the air space to serve as breathing space until the wine is consumed 12-24 hours later. The improvement is striking. The fact that it resists oxidation is a testament to just how youthful it remains, and how long it will last.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 100Author: dave1161
Self | Rating: 96Author: Tj R
Self | Rating: 97Absolute classic that is drinking at its peak right now. Fruity, lively, deep soft tannins and a smooth lasting finish. Beautiful. Take 1980s Mouton over the Lafite just about any day.Author: VinoDeparture
Self | Rating: 100Beyond words.Author: Brian S482
Anonymous | Rating:Mid ShoulderAuthor: 1SK
Self | Rating: 97Needs minimum 2 hours of air after decanting before it begins to show its complexity. A refined wine with silk and perfume in the mouth. Beautiful currant nose. Aftertaste is monumental. Tannins are refined and the wine seems soft at first but but turns to wow with air.Drink Dates: 2009-2020Author: Walter Z
Self | Rating: 99One of the finest wines I have ever enjoyed. The Parker score is for real.Author: Stephen G41
Self | Rating:Only One owner, purchased on release a whole case. Serial numbers in near perfect order Have HD Hi-rez pictures to share on request.Author: La Maison Du Vin
Self | Rating:Wow. Very elegant wine. Hints of cloves and berries. Medium body that coated my entire mouth. Like the '83 in it's liveliness, yet extremely focus and refined with sharp fruit. Beautiful purity on the finish with a funky bit of sweetness. This wants wants to be your best friend. And I happily accepted.Author: stujakub
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, with annual production varying between 20-25,000 cases. The vineyards are comprised of gravel on a subsoil of marl and clay. Mouton is one of the last Medoc estates to ferment its wine in oak vats. Maturation is done in new oak casks. Mouton is a complex wine with an exotic character and powerful tannins. The bouquet features black currants, cedar, pencil lead, licorice, and spice. Younger vintages appear opaque or deep purple, while older vintages tend to show more garnet. Some of the best vintages of Mouton-Rothschild include 1945, 1953, 1982, 1986, 1995, 1989 and 2002.
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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 5411 bottles owned
- 795 collectors
- Average collector rating: 98
(Out of 795 collectors)