Chateau Mouton Rothschild, First Growth, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 1996
Grapes: A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc
Chateau Tasting Note:
An attractive red, shading to orange at the rim, the wine has an open and intense nose on black fruit aromas like cherry and blackberry, along with cedarwood, fresh mint, some more floral notes and perfectly integrated oak. From the outset, the full palate offers opulence and an attractive density, with remarkable depth of flavour. A rigorous mid-palate offers a texture of refined and silky tannins in a display of controlled power before a more tender finish.
Critic's Tasting Note:
"It is four years since I last tasted the 1996 Château 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."
94/100 points, Neil Martin, WINE ADVOCATE, 2016
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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
- Influence of Oak: