1982 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

1982 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



Rated 100 points eight consecutive times by Wine Advocate’s Robert Parker Jr. (7 times) and Lisa Perrotti-Brown (once) from 1992 to 2019.

Perfectly cellared.  Pristine label condition with upper shoulder ullage (fill level). Original owner.

“Medium brick in color, the nose of the 1982 Mouton Rothschild is a little closed and sluggish to begin, offering earthy, cigar box, iron ore, star anise and dusty soil notes with a fruit core of kirsch, dried mulberries, blackcurrant pastilles, figs and prunes emerging after a few minutes. The palate remains a blockbuster—full-bodied, rich, opulently accented and unquestionably hedonic, possessing a mid-palate that is jam-packed with notions of red and black fruit preserves. The satiny texture/ripeness of tannins is simply incredible! It delivers a very long licorice-laced finish. 2019-2042” – 100 points, Wine Advocate (Lisa Perrotti-Brown) – October 31, 2019

“If the 1985 continues to evolve easily and in a flattering manner, the 1982 continues to close down, preparing itself for an extraordinarily long life. The 1982 Mouton was one of the greatest, most impressively structured and richest young red wines I ever tasted from cask and during the first 4-5 years after bottling. Since then, the wine has continued to exhibit massive weight and richness, but the explosive bouquet has become more restrained and the tannin levels more noticeable. Tasted twice during the past summer, the wine was identical at both tastings. The color remains an opaque dark ruby/purple with no evidence of amber or orange at the edge. The nose offers subtle lead pencil, jammy black cassis, and toasty vanillin aromas, but even after several hours of breathing they no longer soar from the glass as it did five or six years ago. In the mouth, this enormously concentrated, massive wine is easily the richest Mouton-Rothschild produced since 1945. In that sense, it is an even denser wine the extraordinary 1986. The tannins are noticeable and the acid level is sound. The finish is spectacular, but the wine is extremely tight and structured, and would appear to need at least another decade of cellaring before it reaches its plateau of maturity. I suspect this Mouton will last 50+ years. A legend! Drink 1992-2042).” – 100 points, Wine Advocate, Robert Parker Jr. (December 10th, 1992)

“Glorious 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.  Drink now” – 98 points, Wine Spectator, “Bordeaux Retrospective” June 2001 — JS

“A powerful wine with great depth, it’s supple and sweet, packed with ripe currant, plum and anise flavors, long and extraordinarily deep.” 100 points, –“1982 Bordeaux Horizontal”. July 1997—HS


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