Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1988

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Price: $449.00
Item No. 21261
  • WS92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WS95
  • JS95
  • WE94
  • 1970
  • WS96
  • ST94
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine has an intense, garnet red colour with a coppery tint and a highly refined nose, mingling attractive floral notes of lily and lilac with more complex aromas of vanilla, liquorice, tobacco and chocolate, then some more mineral notes that emerge with airing.

Full on the palate, its tannins are enfolded in a stylish structure that melts into a rich array of flavours in which kirsch and blackcurrant liqueur combine with coffee, caramel and a touch of menthol.

The finish is fresh and well-balanced, pleasantly long, combining power and refinement. A classic Pauillac.

Critical Acclaim

"Very pretty aromas of vanilla, tobacco, berry and chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft tannins and a berry, chocolate finish. Not very dense. This pales compared with the other top Pauillacs. I never thought this was a perfect wine, but it gives great pleasure.—'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 20,000 cases made. "
92 Points

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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a Premier Cru Classe from the Bordeaux region and one of the world's greatest wines, is owned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. The estate includes 205 acres of vines at Pauillac planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (11%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%). In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought Chateau Brane-Mouton. In...

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(pouy-YACK) The Big Three Home to three premier cru (first growth) chateaux, Pauillac is a leader in quality Bordeaux. Chateaux Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild are situated within the Pauillac appellation. Sandwiched between St.-Estephe and St.-Julien, Pauillac wines are big - known for their combination of elegance and power. Notable Facts The gravel...

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