Fine Wine Online Auction

May 16, 2017

LOT 89
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995 (1) 95 WA
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1996 (2) 94 WA
  • CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995 (1) 95 WA
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1996 (2) 94 WA

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995 (1)
Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
u. 1vts.

Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. 95 WA

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1996 (2)
Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

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. Drink 2015-2035 94 WA


3 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,800

Realised: $3,900
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 94, 95
Vintage: 1995, 1996