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Château Mouton Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1996

Winemaker's Notes:

The dense ruby/purple-hued, fresh, vivacious Mouton-Rothschild offers hints of new saddle leather, truffles, cassis, and pain grille, zesty acidity, a touch of austerity, and a medium-bodied, streamlined, restrained personality. This rich, pure claret will require patience as it needs a decade of cellaring to shed its lofty tannins.

Château Mouton-rothschild:
Since 1933, Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, located at Pauillac in the Médoc, has been motivated by a constant ambition: to make the world's finest wines, each in its own category, whether the châteaux wines for which it is responsible – the renowned Château Mouton Rothschild, a First Growth, and its distinguished lieutenants, Château Clerc Milon and Château d'Armailhac – or branded wines, like the famous Mouton Cadet.

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Snooth User: tugce
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4.50 5
07/03/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château Mouton Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Firm texture and complex aromas of chocolate, fruit and cedar. It's all held together with sleek, firm tannins. Very good fruit extraction.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ageless, yet balanced. Black color. Mint, mineral, berry and cherry. Full-bodied, chewy and tight. Long, long finish. A great, great wine. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

Perhaps the andrsquo;96 will be as age-defying as the andrsquo;45: This young Cabernet has the superb form, the mouthwatering freshness, the powerful structure somehow delicately crafted as a Japanese box, capable of evolving for half a century without a wrinkle. Even in its youthfully bound state, the flavors last for minutes. A glorious wine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

Gorgeous aromas of spices, berries, chocolate and raspberries introduce this pedigree bottling. A glorious young wine that gets better and better as you taste it, itandrsquo;s full-bodied and incredibly silky, with super-integrated tannins and a long, long aftertaste. At its best after 2004.


External Review
02/10/2009

...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,... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Mouton-Rothschild 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

In a rainy harvest, there are the people who panic and pick while the fruit is still diluted, and the people who wait. With a fine terroir, waiting is often the best defense against the weather. And by the smell of the '94 Mouton, these are the people who waited. The wine shows a super maturity straight through. It's filled with potent, luscious, roasted fruit flavors. New oak boosts the richness further with caramelized sweetness. The wine is quite pretty, but it lacks the extra dimension of a first in this vintage.


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The dense ruby/purple-hued, fresh, vivacious Mouton-Rothschild offers hints of new saddle leather, truffles, cassis, and pain grille, zesty acidity, a touch of austerity, and a medium-bodied, streamlined, restrained personality. This rich, pure claret will require patience as it needs a decade of cellaring to shed its lofty tannins.

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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