1996 Mouton Rothschild

Mouton Rothschild

95Average Score
Red
12x75cl
-
1 Immediate | 11 Marketplace
£5,189.00
Hlvs
-
0 Immediate | 9 Marketplace
£223.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 32 Marketplace
£433.00
Bts
  1. LA
    Label: Damaged
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£443.00
Mags
-
0 Immediate | 6 Marketplace
£865.00
Bts
-
3 Immediate | 0 Marketplace
Duty Paid
£433.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
95
Critic Notes

Incredible nose of ultraripe fruit, it's yet subtle and complex. Full-bodied, with very ripe, almost sweet fruit and a long, long caressing finish. Superb. This is edging out the 1995.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2007.

Score: 96-/100Wine Spectator

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.|| Wine Advocate.April, 1999

Score: 94-/100Robert Parker

It is four years since I last tasted the 1996 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. Approaching 20 years old, the nose is now open for business but remaining classic in style, a mixture of red and black fruit, hickory, cedar and just a hint of lavender. It is very complex and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly herbaceous, undergrowth-tinged opening, the tannins just a little abrasive at the moment, exerting a firmness in the mouth. I feel it is almost as if the palate has not kept pace with the aromatics, requiring more substance to fill out the foursquare finish. If you like a slightly more austere Pauillac then you will adore this, though I don't think it quite reaches the potential that it showed a few years ago. Tasted August 2016. Oct 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 94-/100Neal Martin
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pauillac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
12.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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