1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Double Magnum - 100 pts - 3000ml

1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Double Magnum - 100 pts - 3000ml

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1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Magnum - 100 pts

Château Mouton Rothschild is located in the commune of Pauillac, in the Medoc, 30 miles (50km) northwest of the city of Bordeaux. The grand vin is among the most highly rated and priced wines in the world, and is generally regarded as the most exuberant and powerful of all Bordeaux. It was famously added to the First Growths set out in the 1855 Classification in 1973.

The château started life as Brane-Mouton, and was among the best in Bordeaux through the 18th and early 19th Centuries, although there was a dip in quality and price in the 1840s. The Rothschild family bought (and renamed) the property in 1853 and quickly restored its reputation, but not in time for the 1855 Classification of Médoc wines, in which Mouton was only ranked a second growth wine.  Where as Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Haut-Brion attained Premier Cru Classé status.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild took control in 1922 and introduced château bottling in 1924, requiring the construction of the iconic barrel hall. At the end of World War II he also instigated the commissioning of a different artist each year to design the label. But his crowning achievement was the promotion of Mouton in 1973 to first growth status – the first change to the 1855 order.

Mouton Rothschild makes up to 350,000 bottles of wine a year, including the second wine Le Petit Mouton, which was established in 1993. It is made with grapes from selected younger vines, vinified in the same Mouton vats and aged in oak barrels. Around a hectare of white grapes was planted in the early 1980s to make the very rare Aile d'Argent Bordeaux Blanc.

    


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1982
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 3000 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Mouton-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - 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. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1982
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 3000 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Mouton-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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