Red

1996 Château Mouton Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 240

  • SommWineGuy Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 11, 2019 - Deep ruby, medium width rim, powerful, developing, red fruit, fleshy, cherry, plum, licorice root, vanilla bean, anise, smoke, compost, stemmy, green herbs, coffee, potpourri, leather, bark, bell pepper. medium-plus acidity, medium body, medium plus tannin, high level of complexity, long finish, round, silky, and balanced. The wine is drinking well now and has many years ahead to continue developing.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
  • jcasey555 Does not like this wine: 88 points

    April 28, 2019 - Very earthy, sheep poop style. Not my favorite although my first bottle.

  • Honeyburst Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 7, 2019 - A fine wine indeed, albeit that given the influence of expectations maybe a little underwhelming. It did struggle to stand its ground versus Lynch Bages 96 - both served blind. It was double decanted some hours ahead, and I am not sure that did much good to this particular wine. Smooth, elegant with all the classic notes you look for in great, mature Bordeaux.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fcxj wrote: 88 points

    March 26, 2019 - It's fine but nothing I'd seek out.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • sirpat007 wrote: 93 points

    February 14, 2019 - Mouton Rothschild vertical 1878-2002 (Old Swiss House, Lucerne): Initially a convincing nose, pretty classic in fact. Mixed berries with few secondary or tertiary aromas. Unfortunately warmed up quite a bit in the glass (a general problem we encountered with the 90ies flight) and became too alcoholic. I initially pencilled down 94, but couldn't verify this hence going with a notch below.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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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, 3258691187914, 400001335796, 5750000157482

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 145 (1%)
  • In Cellars 8,583 (73%)
  • Consumed 3,061 (26%)

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