Château Mouton Rothschild, 1982

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Mouton Rothschild, 1982

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Merlot 8%, Petit Verdot 2% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Patrick Léon and Tim Mondavi Optimum Drinking: 2019-2050 Reviewer Rating: 100 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 100619 Label Quality: Purchased in original wooden cases.
Estate Notes

Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 was purchased in its original wooden cases and comes from one of the greatest ever Bordeaux vintages, rated 100 points by Robert Parker.

Mouton's labels are been designed by famous artists, and the 1982 vintage was painted by John Huston, the talented American actor who was also an accomplished director and painter. It is also rumoured that he had an affair with Pauline de Rothschild, the chatelaine (wife of the lord of the castle) of Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

Mouton Rothschild has been under the Barons de Rothschild ownership for over 100 years, and it was the unremitting efforts of the flamboyant Baron Philippe de Rothschild that resulted in Mouton's historical upgrade to premier Grand cru status in 1973 – the only change ever made to the Bordeaux classification of 1855.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


“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.” Robert Parker

“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.” Wine Spectator