1996 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac
258 Ratings
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258 Ratings
1996 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

Wine Description

Ruby-red. Deep aromas of cassis, roasted plum, animal fur and graphite. Velvety in texture but with a powerful underlying structure. Very strong on the back end, which features substantial tongue-dusting tannins and subtle finishing flavor.

Winemaker's Notes

Incredible nose of ultraripe fruit, it's yet subtle and complex. Full-bodied, with very ripe, almost sweet fruit and a long, long caressing finish.

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Ruby-red. Deep aromas of cassis, roasted plum, animal fur and graphite. Velvety in texture but with a powerful underlying structure. Very strong on the back end, which features substantial tongue-dusting tannins and subtle finishing flavor.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1970 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 105 on Jun-96
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1982 Vintage) On the surface, Mouton is often less complicated than the other firsts. Its glamorous oak scent and flashy cassis concentration are easily matched by several ambitious second-growth Pauillacs. The greatness of Mouton lies deeper, and it shows most prominently in a Cabernet vintage like rsquo;96. The vines stand in a deep sea of small stones, a gravel plateau as difficult to walk upon as a sand dune. Cabernet loves these stones and grows grapes that come about as close to the essential flavor of the variety as seems possible. Mouton is a pure, perfectly articulates Cabernet as a Shaker chair is a pure, essential and perfect chair.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2003 Vintage) "Backward, powerful, and extremely tannic, the dense purple-colored 2003 Mouton-Rothschild, a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, fashioned from yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare, with a finished alcohol of 12.9%, improves dramatically with aeration. With full-bodied, meaty, powerful, dry flavors as well as a huge finish, this high class wine should be at its finest between 2012-2040+. During its sojourn in barrel, it reminded me of a hypothetic...
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (96-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07