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Château Mouton Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1996
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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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.
Editorial Reviews for Château Mouton Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac
French oak, violets, black spice, orange oil, briar wood, toast rather sweet leading edge, rich with a nice rigid, firm spine, nice clear, fresh cut fruit, crushed blackberry, soft, a little creamy on the backend, tactile tannins on the finish, good length, powerful if balanced wine 87
Lots of sweet fruit and spicy oak greets the nose along with notes of candied herbs, dried tomato and black currant fruit. Supple yet bright, this shows a lovely, lively character in the mouth with a blend of red and black berry fruit wrapped around subtle herb and clear baking spice flavors. There's a hint of creaminess to the texture, and a touch of sweetness from oak but this remains refined with good power and lovely balance. The finish is moderately long with a nice blue plum and spice note. Very complete wine. 90pts
This is tight on the nose with aromatic French oak and a small core of rather precise, lightly candied black currant/blackberry fruit peeking out. A touch soft in the mouth, this nonetheless is well-balanced with a nice combination of weight and intensity. Like the nose, one gets an impression of a wine not giving up its all but what is here is very attractive: red and black currant fruit, a nice streak of earth, a hint of caramel from the oak, all leading to a lovely finish that is moderately long and fruit-driven (though not fruity), with the oak lurking until the finale, where it adds some peppery spice. 91pts
Cocoa, pomegranate, pencil lead, bit of ivy and herbs, blueberry, very aromatic, super fine herbaceous notes, violet, herbal, violet pastille, little paprika, smooth, ripe, a bit soft, ashy, lots of slightly extracty fruit, blueberry, blackberry, black currant, spicy, mineral hints on the background, good length, rich and intense, succulent almost cranberry note on the finish, sweet tannin finish, lightly jammy wild blueberry finish, beautifully integrated and powerful. 94pts
Three and a half glasses
Fruity wine. A little dry at the finish. Very easy to drink, went well with roasted pork and beef.
This wine was described as a vinho verde, which it is NOT. It is very inexpensive and delicious. The server was kind enough to write down the name of the bottle -- very good with fish and excellent alone.
We got blackberry and plum on the nose with tobacco and a hint of light roast coffee. The mouthfeel was particularly smooth and round. On the palate, cinnamon candies, black cherry, plum, and caramel were detected. The finish was smooth as well, lingering with the taste of berry cola. There was little acidity and soft tannins overall.
Dark berries and spicy. A hot and tannic.
Nice, peppery fruit. 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12
I find myself smacking my lips long after finishing a glass. This was really layered: coffee and dark berries on the nose; juicy fruit on the palate; vanilla and toasty oak on the finish. Lots of body with very smooth, soft tannins. I wonder how this would fare with steak & chimichurri, would it stand up?
External Reviews for Château Mouton Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac
The second wine, Le Petit Mouton, continues to go from strength to strength. The 2008, a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot, represents 24% of the production. Notes of incense, graphite, and black currants are followed by a wine with sweet... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Le Petit Mouton 750ml
90% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot, and 3% cabernet franc. 75 hectare estate sits on a 40m-high mound. Soils are gravelly over a base of sand, clay, marl, and limestone. The 2011 Mouton harvest began September 12th and was completed on September 28th... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Mouton-Rothschild 6000ml
96 Points - Wine Spectator Gorgeous aromas of warm chocolate ganache and mocha lead the way for a rich, velvety palate loaded with currant, fig paste, black licorice, cassis bush and bramble notes.
93 Points - Wine Advocate The 2007 Almaviva continues a series of successful vintages for this Chilean icon. Medium purple-colored, it exhibits an expressive bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, Asia
Impressive aromas of mint, mineral and black fruits follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and persistent finish. Dense and well-structured. 63 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 percent Merlot and 15 percent Cabernet Franc. Score range: 90-... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Le Petit Mouton 750ml
Barrel sample. Smooth, opulent tannins lend a velvety texture. This wine shows weight and spice, with potential power. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Mouton-Rothschild 1500ml
This is really exceptional with beautiful chocolate and blackberry character. It's full and velvety with gorgeous ripe tannins. Loving this. Wonderful richness and length. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Le Petit Mouton 750ml
Food Pairings for Château Mouton Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac
<p>This wine has a medium-deep crimson color that is versatile with very mild tannins. It's nose and palate have profiles that include red fruits and a background of light wood. It has great length in the mouth and a smooth long finish. Recommended with a variety of dishes including meat sauces, grilled poultry and most cheeses. </p>
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