Red

1986 Château Mouton Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 371

  • Wine by Bok wrote: 97 points

    March 3, 2020 - This 86 is a huge wine, it was so huge it’ll take another 2-3 decades of aging to mellow down and ready to be drank. We decanted it for 2-3 hours, and it was like fresh out of the bottle! Very opulent nose, extremely smokey and a huge nose overwhelm most wines on the table. Its a fruit bomb on the mouth, still hugely tannic and overwhelming amount of fruits. I would like to revisit this bottle in 20 years time!”

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    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • J_Smallwood Likes this wine: 97 points

    February 9, 2020 - Drank this from a half bottle and you could have still fooled me that this wine wasn’t from the last decade. Still a wall of tannin and a beast of a wine even after several hours. Honestly one of my faves in recent memory but still has considerable upside and this wine May very well outlive me (1986 is a birthyear wine for me). Tons of cassis but also violets, cedar, balsam, tobacco leaf, dark cherry with herbal / caramel finish. Phenomenal wine that has somehow made time stand still....

  • willthethrill Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 6, 2020 - Green! I cant believe how young thia tastes.Thanks SF

  • leecon Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 2, 2020 - Excellent. Cork in perfect shape and great fill on a bottle shared with friends for the superbowl.

    12hours of slow oxidation and this was still a monolith. Decanted and it opened up over the course of several hours over dinner.

    All the classic pauillac notes, gravel, pencil, earth, black cassis and violets. Very fine tannins well integrated. A long finish but perhaps a bit thin on the palate.

    Showing some tertiary notes and the baby fat has been shed. Still developing

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Verb Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 16, 2020 - dark red with brick rim - aromatic nose of cassis, graphite, tobacco and white flowers - very nice forward flavors, but fell off markedly in the middle of the mouth with insufficient body to compliment the up-front flavors - medium length finish - ripe tannins moderate, acid balance good - would rate a 96 for the nose and forward flavors, but a 92 for the body afterward - reasonably mature now, but clearly will last for another 10-20 years, hopefully with the possibility of continued development of more complex flavors

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #2 and Misc New Releases, 2/15/2018 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    7/2/2016 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2016, Issue #64, Comparing the 1981 Claret Vintage at Age Thirty-Five And the 1986 Bordeaux Vintage At Age Thirty

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Mouton Rothschild: 2003-2015 (May 2016), 5/1/2016 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/18/2014 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    August 2011 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    From the East, 9/16/2010

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  • By John Kapon
    Bordeaux Horizontals, 5/11/2009

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  • By John Kapon
    Mt. Sinai Benefit, 3/9/2007

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  • By John Kapon
    Latour Mouton Retrospectives, 6/30/2006

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  • By John Kapon
    Summer Tasting Group News, 8/22/2005

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/19/2004 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/23/2002 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    New Generation Rothschild (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2008 (link) 17+ points

    (Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac) Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Merlot 10%, Petit Verdot 2%. This is slightly more dense than the 1989, tasted alongside. This has a dense and stony nose, less perfumed than some other less mature examples, with a touch of calcareous rock and some reserved fruit. This isn't yet fully developed. Dense, firm, tight and rather straightforward in character on the palate. There is good acidity, and a firm core of tannin although not as much as I expected; perhaps the wines of this vintage are beginning to come around at last. It holds together very nicely on the finish although it doesn't linger as long as I thought it might. There is potential here; this wine needs time yet to show its best.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/27/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Château Mouton Rothschild) Shitake mushroom, tobacco nose; tight yet, tart red fruit, cranberry, sweet tannins; long finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    7/26/2003 (link)

    (Chateau Mouton-Rothschild) This is one of my favorite Bordeaux's ever. Had this two years ago on my b'day and thought it was time to check in again. Glad I did. Glorious nose of cassis, lead pencil, moss, minerals, blackcurrants, black cherries, menthol, tobacco & cigar box. The full Pauillac symphony in effect. Like a grape press concentrator in the mouth. Layers upon layers of cassis & redcurrants with a velvety texture but still very grippy tannins and a youthful mouthfeel. Not as youthful as two years ago with primary fruit but still stuns you with the amount of fruit has left. Long finish that dissipates when it's ready. Just perfect but then again nothing really is.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1986
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Mouton Rothschild
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 0400009699074, 071570017583, 1000000000182

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 212 (1%)
  • In Cellars 11,286 (78%)
  • Consumed 3,043 (21%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Angus, as we enjoyed. Or duck or game meat. Or, Harissa-lamb shank, Lamb, Lamb Chops, on its own., Roast beef, Stew

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