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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
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
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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
05/18/2011

Seductive, with plum, smoke and vanilla aromas and flavors, full, silky tannins and a long, rich finish. Still quite backward; needs time to unwind. Drink after 1998. 25,000 cases made.


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

This wine is evolving into one of Mouton-Rothschild's greatest vintages. It boasts an inky purple color, as well as a powerful, blockbuster nose of explosively jammy cassis intermingled with toasty new oak, minerals, and spice. The wine is layered, with extraordinary depth, richness, glycerin, and length. This is undoubtedly the most exciting Mouton since the 1986, with a more precocious, up-front character than that wine. A formidable tannin level combined with low acidity (the wine's PH is around 3.8), and magnificent layers of fruit suggest the 1995 will be approachable after bottling, but I expect it to close down after 6-7 years in the bottle, not to reemerge for 15-20 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030.


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

Very tight right now; not giving much. Dark garnet color. Berry, tobacco and cedar aromas. Full-bodied, with lots of fine tannins and a firm, silky finish. Needs time to open. Best after 2008.


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

(Barrel tasting) Aromas of very ripe raspberries, with bread crumbs and tobacco. Full-bodied, with silky tannins. Lots of currants on the finish. Not as complex as I hoped, but clearly outstanding, almost classic.


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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.

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