Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1998 PauillacClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionChateau Mouton Rothschild 1998
"Like many of its peers, the 1998 has filled out spectacularly. Now in the bottle, this opaque black/purple-colored offering has increased in stature, richness, and size. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc (57% of the production was utilized), it is an extremely powerful, super-concentrated wine offering notes of roasted espresso, creme de cassis, smoke, new saddle leather, graphite, and licorice. It is massive, with awesome concentration, mouth-searing tannin levels, and a saturated flavor profile that grips the mouth with considerable intensity. This is a 50-year Mouton, but patience will be required as it will not be close to drinkability for at least a decade." (96 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #134, Apr. 2001)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300.
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