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Mouton Rothschild 1998

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

96
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Surprise, surprise! The 1998 Mouton has emerged as the greatest wine produced at this estate since the perfect 1986, of which the 1998 is somewhat reminiscent. Like many of its peers, it has filled out spectacularly. Now in the bottle, this opaque black.purple-coloured 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 utilised), it is an extremely powerful, super-concentrated wine offering notes of roasted espresso, crème de cassis, smoke, new saddle leather, graphite, and licorice. It is massive, with awesome concentration, mouth-searing tannin levels, and a saturated flavour profile that grips the mouth with considerable intensity. This is another 50-year Mouton, but patience will be required as it will not be close to drinkability for at least a decade. This wine rivals the 1996 and 1995. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050.

96
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001
90/92
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000
91/94+
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

Big, black and dense. This is a heavyweight Mouton made from 86% Cabernet Sauvignon. Probably the most solid and toughest wine of the vintage. Thick and serious. Clearly a "vin de garde". FV16.5

Farr Vintners, June 1999
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