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1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac
5 Ratings
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5 Ratings
1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

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    aliciatj

    great - drink now

    2 months
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Good medium ruby. Currant, currant leaf, cedar and dusty oak on the nose. Tightly wound and classic, with fabulous acids contributing to its powerful spine. Wonderfully pure and intense, with great verve and grip. But still quite locked up, and hiding its density. Finishes firmly tannic and extremely long. I remember mistaking the '86 Mouton for such international stars as Sassicaia in the early '90s, when it showed greater sweetness, but this wine has been quite shut down for the past several ye...
  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    :  Very deep, saturated ruby with only a hint of garnet at the rim.  Ripe red and black fruits, mint, vanilla, minerals and delicate black pepper on the captivating nose.  Very rich, big and deep, with a luscious texture and ripe flavors similar to the aromas.  Finishes smoothly tannic and very long, with building sweetness.  This gorgeous Mouton, though massively built, also reflects the long hang time of the berries, which led to a perfect polymerization of its tannins and a fleshy structure.  ...
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 94.9 pts. and median of 95 pts. in 64 notes)
  • Robert Parker
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  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for France-Bordeaux-Pauillac: 94 (good year)

    Drinkability: too young, let it sit