Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1996 PauillacClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionChateau Mouton Rothschild 1996
"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." (94 pts. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate #227, Oct. 2016)
"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." (94 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #122, Apr. 1999)
Estimate: $4,500 - $6,000.
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