CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1er Grand Cru Classe 1996 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Pauillac | 75cl
£430.50 / £2,583.00 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Wine Advocate #122 (Apr 1999) Robert M. Parker, Jr. - 94 points
Drink: 2007 - 2030
This estate's staff believes that the 1996 Mouton-Rothschild is very complex. I agree that among the first-growths, this wine is showing surprising forwardness and complexity in its aromatics. It possesses an exuberant, flamboyant bouquet of roasted coffee, cassis, smoky oak, and soy sauce. The impressive 1996 Mouton-Rothschild offers impressive aromas of black currants, framboise, coffee, and new saddle leather. This full-bodied, ripe, rich, concentrated, superbly balanced wine is paradoxical in the sense that the aromatics suggest a far more evolved wine than the flavors reveal. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. By the way, the 1996 blend consists of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc.