05-13-2010 05-13-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2503 Boston
May 13, 2010 06:00 PMCalender
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982

$7,898$6,500
Auction: Fine Wines - 2503 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 13, 2010 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: four bottom neck, three very top shoulder, two top shoulder, small capsule nick to one and slight label discoloration

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+" R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09
9 bottles
Estimate $6,000-9,000

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Chateau Mouton Rothschild