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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1996

$1136.00 per bottle

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"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." Wine Spectator

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1996 VINTAGE

94 his 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.
96 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. –JS
94 DECANTED 5 HOURS PRIOR TO TASTING The colour is not significantly altered but on the nose, the wine is altogether different: lush, clean, fresh and broad with scents of vanilla and spices. It is creamy and blackcurrant-fruited. The wine is mellow and starts melting right from entry. It is fat and rather rich on the mid palate, exciting throughout and ending on a long lingering and savoury finish with no austerity. Here again the potential can be perceived on finish when attention is drawn to the expression of the cabernet sauvignon, which may be the sign of a great terroir. In short, quite a different wine.
Classic nose, perfumed, new oak, cassis, touch of mint. Rich, quite burly, masses of fruit. Good underlying acidity, needs time. Has concentration and length. Drink 5-10+ years.

 

Name Chateau Mouton Rothschild 
Vintage 1996
Type Rouge/ Red
Appellation Pauillac
Classification 1er Crû classé / First growth 
Grape Varieties 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Alcohol 12.5%
Vineyard 83 Hectares 
Average Age of Vines 44 years
Production 25,000 cases
Soil Gravel
Winemaking Harvested by hand, the grapes are collected in small open baskets. The wine is fermented in oak vats dor 15-to 25 days then matured in new oak casks
Ageing 19-22 months in oak, almost all new depending on the vintage
Serving Suggestions Best now through to 2025 
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