A Bordeaux Legend

A Bordeaux Legend
Mouton Rothschild 1982 remains an enduring reference point for wine lovers, and probably will do so for the next few generations. It was the first great vintage after the Chateau was promoted to a First Growth and the 60th harvest of the late Baron de Rothschild. It was a fitting choice that the Baron’s dear friend, John Huston, provided the watercolour for the now infamous label. The evocative image of a ram bounding with joy in the vineyards, under the warm sun, conjures the same sense of elation one has when drinking this fabulous wine. It is age defying, a Peter Pan Pauillac that leaps from the glass and thrills the senses.

We are delighted to offer 35 perfectly stored bottles from the Drapers’ cellar. One of the Twelve Great Livery Companies in the City of London, the Drapers’ Company boasts an enviable cellar under Throgmorton Avenue - the storage conditions are quite exceptional. These 37-year-old bottles are absolutely pristine, with excellent levels, capsules and labels (photos are available upon request). This is a rare opportunity to buy this legendary wine with perfect provenance.

“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+. 100/100”
Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate - 30/06/2009