1982 Mouton Rothschild reveals the DNA of a legendary 1st Growth. It needs to be tasted to be believed
The Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 is a stunning, gorgeous wine. It is elegant, refined and lively, even in this mature stage. When Bordeaux is on this level, there is hardly anything like it. Not surprising as the Bordeaux vintage of 1982 is one of the century’s best, together with the years 1900, 1928, 1945 and 1961.
Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 shows a deep dark tawny colour. Still youthful, complex nose opening up a box of spices, interweaving with aromas of truffle, the smell of Cuban cigars, cedar and a slight hint of vanilla. Elegant, delicious fruity aromas of cassis, mulberries and ripe blueberries.
On the palate, Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 is a liquid pleasure. More than 38 years old and very much alive! Opulent, rich and beautifully balanced. The full, round, rich texture of ripe blackberries and leather rests on a layer of roasted coffee beans and tobacco, accompanied by a top note of mintiness. Full of power and concentration on the midpalate, yet refined, ripe, silky tannins. The palate expands into a long, multi-layered, intense finish that seems to go on forever.
What a wonderful tasting experience. I loved the finesse, purity and depth in this classic Pauillac, Premier Cru Classé. A big thanks to Mr Buijs for sharing his bottle of Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 with us.
Style – full bodied red
Grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Merlot 7%
Vintage – 1982
Country – France
Appellation – Pauillac
Bordeaux 1er Cru Classé
Region – Bordeaux
Producent – Château Mouton Rothschild
Alcohol – 12,5%
Vineyards – located west of Château Mouton Rothschild
Ageing potential – up to 2038
Serving temperature – 16º to 18º
Score – 98 points
Label Artist – John Huston
Website – Château Mouton Rothschild