1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild - Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottle (0.75L)

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1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild - Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottle (0.75L)
Red wine - France - 100/100 points, Robert Parker

1 bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986

100/100 Robert Parker

The 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 2 October until 16 October. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, who was not working at the property back then, told me that the pH was fairly low at 3.54 when it is usually around 3.75, due to the natural tartaric acid in the vines. It has a powerful and intense bouquet as always: exemplary graphite and cedar scents, a touch of black pepper and incense. It seems to unfurl in the glass, like a motor revving its engine. The palate is beautifully balanced with its trademark firm tannic structure, a Mouton-Rothschild with backbone and masculinity. Layers of black fruit intermingling with mint and graphite, a hint of licorice emanating from the Merlot, gently fanning out and my God, it is incredibly long. It is not like the 1985 Mouton-Rothschild that is so fleshy and generous. This is serious, aristocratic Mouton, a true vin de garde and yes, I do think drinkers will have to wait until it reaches its true peak. Sometimes that's just the way it is. Tasted September 2016.

Label damaged, see pictures

Lot details
Mixed lot
No
Type
Red wine
Vintage
1986
Producer, Name of wine
Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Classification
1er Grand Cru Classé
Number of bottles
1
Bottle size
Bottle (0.75L)
Country
France
Region
Pauillac
Fill Level
Bordeaux bottle type, mid shoulder fill level
Label Condition
Stained/written/torn or loose readable label
Capsule/Cork condition
Fully intact metal capsule
Critic Score
100/100 points, Robert Parker
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