Mouton Rothschild 1996

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate

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.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #122, Apr 1999)

Neal Martin

This is an excellent Mouton-Rothschild that might warrant a higher score if it continues to improve. It has a “classic” Pauillac nose of graphite, pencil shavings and tobacco, later a whiff of a mahogany bureau in a stately home. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, quite austere tannins, but wonderful balance and the tension that the 2000 so badly needs. Very harmonious and youthful towards the finish. It actually reminds me of the 1986 in some ways. Superb. Tasted February 2011.

–, May 2011

Michael Schuster

Dark red, pale narrow rim; a fine, still youthful, sweet, cedary cabernet nose, full of cassissy promise, but a baby as yet as persistent, and with a lovesly 'corea' to the nose; rich, fairly concentrated, middleweight wine with a fresh acidity and very fine tannin; pure in ripe blackcurrant flavour, beautifully defined, elegant, complex, subtly gravelly, a lovely finesse, and excellent fruit length. None of the excess astringency bedeviling some subsequent Moutons; true, fine Mouton Rothschild style, amongst the best, and a lovely expression of this Cabernet year. Not quite the aromatic scope of Lafite or Latour, but excellent, relatively undervalued Mouton. Almost accessible already, but better in five years. Drink 2012 ~ 2030

Wine Lister

Quality 978 | Brand 999 | Economics 975 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 18 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group, which averages 9 years Brand: #1 Most sought after wine globally, with 93,283 searches on Wine-Searcher per month Economics: #1 most active wine at auction, its top 5 vintages having seen 5,632 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles

- June 2017