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LOT 307

Lot 307

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1988 (1)
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1) 96 WA

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1988 (1)
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1) 96 WA
Lot 307 Details
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1988 (1)

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
u. bn. scuffed and wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1)

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
scuffed and wrinkled label

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. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050. April 2001 WA 96

2 bts.    per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Realised: $1,596
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

CONDITION DETAILS

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