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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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0.50 5
06/14/2009

One half glass


External Reviews for Château Mouton Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

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

Mouton-Rothschild's 1994 is undoubtedly a success. Made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, most of the harvest was completed between September 22-25, with a small percentage of the grapes picked as late as October 2. The wine possesses a healthy dark purple color, and Mouton's tell-tale, sexy nose of coffee, fruitcake, cassis, and spices. Rich, with medium to full body and undeniable power, this is a concentrated, structured wine with enough fat, flesh, and extraction to balance out the wine's formidable tannin level. It possesses better integration of new oak, as well as richer, riper fruit than I found in the 1990, 1989, or 1988. The 1994, which follows a strong effort from Mouton in 1993, was made in smaller quantities, as Mouton produced 20% less wine in 1994 than 1993. A riper, more tannic, fatter, complete and complex wine than the 1993, it should be cellared for 10 years and will last for 30+ years.


External Review
Source: SoDivin
06/06/2009

1er Cru Classé


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

Dark-colored, with intense aromas of blackberries, tar and spice, and toasted oak notes as well. Full-bodied, with very silky tannins and a chewy, ripe fruit-accented finish. An impressive Mouton. Better in 1999.


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
05/18/2011

One of the stars in every vintage, the '89 Mouton defines class and concentration. An exciting wine, with thick, chewy cassis, mint and berry flavors, full, silky tannins and great harmony. Try after 2000.


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

Bright ruby-red. Perfumed, sexy aromas of cassis, roasted plum, violet, pepper and exotic spices. Quite dry but densely packed, with pungent cassis, leather and mineral flavors complimented by sexy oak tones and a hint of dried herbs. Grew fuller and sweeter as it opened in the glass. Finishes with major toothcoating tannins that avoid dryness. Built for long aging. This tastes richer today than it did from barrel.


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

Ruby-red, not quite as deep as the '96. Exotic, sweet aromas of currant lead pencil, spice and woodsmoke. A huge wine that conveys a sense of sheer power, but not quite as delineated or stylish as the '96. this really explodes on the aftertaste, but the '96 is more subtle. Clearly firth-grown size, but less fine that the '96.


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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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