1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - 100 pts - OWC 12 x 750ml

1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - 100 pts - OWC 12 x 750ml

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1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - 100 Pts!
OWC 12 pak Opaque 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. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1982
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Mouton-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - 1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - 100 Pts! OWC 12 pak! Opaque 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. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1982
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Mouton-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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