1982 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JS 100
  • WS 98
  • IWC 98
  • JR 96

Reviews for 1982 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
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... 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. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+
JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
What an amazing red. It's so very youthful with toasted oak, light vanilla, and dark berries such as currants and blueberries. Then it turns to mint. This is so fresh and intensely fruity. It lasts for minutes on your... What an amazing red. It's so very youthful with toasted oak, light vanilla, and dark berries such as currants and blueberries. Then it turns to mint. This is so fresh and intensely fruity. It lasts for minutes on your palate with each sip. It is so powerful yet elegant. It will improve for hundreds of years. I would still leave it in my cellar for five or ten years. If you need to drink it, decant it three to four hours in advance.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2001
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.--Bordeaux retrospective. Drink... 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.--Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now. -JS
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2011
Deep ruby-red with a hint of amber at the rim. Cassis licorice minerals tobacco and cocoa on the complex nose; this has started to develop more tertiary aromas and is less fruit-forward than just a few years ago. The... Deep ruby-red with a hint of amber at the rim. Cassis licorice minerals tobacco and cocoa on the complex nose; this has started to develop more tertiary aromas and is less fruit-forward than just a few years ago. The palate shows considerable sweetness and an almost opulent mouth feel with blackcurrant and blackberry flavors given lift and clarity by harmonious acidity and complicated by graphite tobacco and underbrush notes. The extremely long finish features a cool minty note and sweet ripe tannins but I also found a hint of astringency at the back that I had not tasted in previous bottles of this wine. A blockbuster wine and still remarkably young: I can see this improving and lasting for another 40 years. This is a truly monumental wine and the best first growth of 1982 but I found this particular bottle to be a bit less explosive and rich than some other examples I have tried over the years. 98 points
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, December 2011
Firm shaded ruby. Lovely, complete, sweet, absolutely classic Pauillac nose with minerals and some sweetness. Slightly dry on the end. But very classy. Beautifully scented. Really quite fresh, vigorous and youthful. 19/20