Red

1996 Château Mouton Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 246

  • King Julien wrote: 92 points

    October 16, 2019 - Decanted half a bottle via Coravin for 1 hour. Nice nose from the start, but palate wasn't there. It evolved a bit over the following hour but probably needed to sit in the decanter a few more hours. Seems to be some bottle variance based on previous notes maybe due to storage history. Will try a longer decant with the second half of the bottle.

  • KidC Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 13, 2019 - Decanted for approximately 1.5 h. Fine nose, not reductive nor wide open. Lead pencil, blackberries and minerality at first. Later comes scents of spices: musk, cinnamon and cumin, almost Barolo-territory. Perhaps also some caramel. In the mouth the wine is rather perfect, perhaps to perfect? Lean and elegant. Mid length, still nice acidity, dry well-integrated tannins. About two hours after the bottle was opened the nose goes slightly muted, but also where length and body of the wine increased substantially.

    This wine was in a very interesting spot. Not completely dried out and still with a lot of fruit left. No need to hurry to pop the cork.

    Obviously expectations where very high here. As a wine: great craftsmanship and an very interesting experience. Given how much this vintage fetch these days: extremely doubtful QPR.

    Paried with a very nice filet of beef, a Jerusalem artichoke mash and reduction of red wine. Nice pairing.

    93 - 94.

  • lolo66 wrote: 93 points

    October 8, 2019 - tasted blind. this was fully mature, showing sweet tannins. Quite smooth and elegant. Not much in tertiary and drinking young. Enjoyable for sure, but don't think I would spend this $$ for it.

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

    September 13, 2019 - Medium intense ruby red color.
    In the nose: Earthy aroma's. Caramel, black pepper, leather, tobacco and liquorice.
    On the palate: earthy, leather, tobacco, cedar, vanilla and also still some fruit. Cassis, berries and figs.
    Finish of 8-9 caud.

    I was quite surprised that this wine still looked so good in the glass and that we still have fruit in it.
    This wine absolutely still has quite some reserves left!

    2 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • King Julien wrote: 95 points

    July 7, 2019 - Decanted about an hour. Quite pleasant for the next couple hours with little change.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Chicago Recap, 11/2/2011

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    August 2011 (link)

    (Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/17/2011 (link)

    (Ch Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    1995 vs 1996 Bordeaux, 10/27/2008

    (Mouton Rothschild) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/8/2006 (link)

    (Ch Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

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

    (Chateau Mouton Rothschild) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/30/2006 (link)

    (Ch Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Ch Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

    (Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

    (Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Ian D'Agata
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    (Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2008 (link) 19+ points

    (Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac) Cabernet Sauvignon 77%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Merlot 10%. From magnum. This wine has a superb colour compared to the maturing wines tasted alongside; it has a dark core, a dense rim, with plenty of red pigment still. This is very impressive. The nose here is divine; it has a very typical profile for the vintage, full of iron and rust, but enticingly perfumed with violets. It kicks off very elegantly on the palate, and it has a wonderful texture, composed rather than showy. It has great style; the tannins and acidity show through and there is plenty of perfumed character as there is on the nose. There is structure and grip, and a fine persistence. This very superb wine, with its reserved character, will go for more than ten years yet. At its apogee this will be truly remarkable.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    7/20/2004 (link)

    (Chateau Mouton Rothschild) Showing a little bit of oak on the nose initially it opened up into a symphony of tar, tobacco, black cherry, cassi, lead pencil and lots of minerality. Great concentration of dark fruits and big, ripe but not in the way tannins. Amazingly long finish.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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, 3251093212550, 3258691187914, 400001335796, 5750000157482

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 143 (1%)
  • In Cellars 8,647 (73%)
  • Consumed 3,132 (26%)

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