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Château Mouton-Rothschild Pauillac 1986

$95

Ageless, yet balanced. Black color. Mint, mineral, berry and cherry. Full-bodied, chewy and tight. Long, long finish. A great, great wine.--Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now.

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97 A superb claret. This is a huge, well-structured wine, packed with tons of vanilla and chocolate notes that play against a background of concentrated berry flavors. So powerful that it stole the show in this flight. Tasted like a barrel sample; try around 2000.--Mouton-Rothschild vertical. Best after 2000. —PM

93 Defines Mouton's greatness with incredibly rich, concentrated fruit, layers of cedar, currant, cassis, cherry and plum that go on and on. The rich tannins promise a long life in the bottle. Best to give it until 1999, but it could easily last through 2010. —null

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jun 30, 2001

Top 100

Wine #8 of 1989

Accolades

Cellar Selection

Summary

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, native to Bordeaux, has thick blue skins, giving the resulting wines plentiful tannins and phenolics and making them particularly ageworthy. Over the past 50 years, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread to all of the New World's major winegrowing regions, and it remains one of France's most important grapes.

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$95

Château Mouton-Rothschild Pauillac 1986

Ageless, yet balanced. Black color. Mint, mineral, berry and cherry. Full-bodied, chewy and tight. Long, long finish. A great, great wine.--Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now.

See all reviews of this wine (2)

97 A superb claret. This is a huge, well-structured wine, packed with tons of vanilla and chocolate notes that play against a background of concentrated berry flavors. So powerful that it stole the show in this flight. Tasted like a barrel sample; try around 2000.--Mouton-Rothschild vertical. Best after 2000. —PM

93 Defines Mouton's greatness with incredibly rich, concentrated fruit, layers of cedar, currant, cassis, cherry and plum that go on and on. The rich tannins promise a long life in the bottle. Best to give it until 1999, but it could easily last through 2010. —null

Details

Summary

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, native to Bordeaux, has thick blue skins, giving the resulting wines plentiful tannins and phenolics and making them particularly ageworthy. Over the past 50 years, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread to all of the New World's major winegrowing regions, and it remains one of France's most important grapes.

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