1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac
|Vineyard:||Château Mouton Rothschild|
International Wine CellarFull, deep red. Knockout nose combines plum, exotic woodsmoke, cedar, menthol and grilled nuts, plus a hint of maple syrup. Powerfully structured and still tightly wound; today the lively acids and strong tannins combine to give the wine a somewhat rigid texture. Still rather austere, even a tad dry, on the finish. Not quite up to past bottles of this great vintage of Mouton, which typically displays more richness and primary fruit character to go with its steel-like spine.
Wine AdvocateRating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 95 on Oct-94
Wine SpectatorRating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/91