Fine & Rare Wine Live Auction

February 25, 2017

LOT 112
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1985 (2) 93 WS 91 WA
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 (1) 99 WS 100 WA
  • CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1985 (2) 93 WS 91 WA
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 (1) 99 WS 100 WA

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1985 (2)
Margaux. 1er Cru Classé
u. 1bn, 1vts; 1 soiled label

93 WS 91 WA

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 (1)
Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
u. 1 vts; soiled label

It has a powerful and intense bouquet as always: exemplary graphite and cedar scents, a touch of black pepper and incense. It seems to unfurl in the glass, like a motor revving its engine. The palate is beautifully balanced with its trademark firm tannic structure, a Mouton-Rothschild with backbone and masculinity. Layers of black fruit intermingling with mint and graphite, a hint of licorice emanating from the Merlot, gently fanning out and my God, it is incredibly long. It is not like the 1985 Mouton-Rothschild that is so fleshy and generous. This is serious, aristocratic Mouton, a true vin de garde and yes, I do think drinkers will have to wait until it reaches its true peak. Sometimes that's just the way it is. Tasted September 2016.Drink 2021-2050 99 WS 100 WA


3 bts. per lot $2,100 - $2,400

Realised: $2,280
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 100
Vintage: 1985, 1986