Mouton Rothschild 1998

96-100 rating
96-100 beoordeling

445,00 incl BTW: 538,45

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Specificaties

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub Region

Pauillac

Bottling

Estate Bottled

Year

1998

Type of Wine

Red wine

Bottle size

0.75 L

Packaging

Loose

Rating

97

Reviewer

Robert Parker

Label

gl

Capsule

good condition

Level

neck

Professionele review

Deeply coloured, the wine is an attractive purple-red. The relatively discreet first nose displays aromas of black fruit, blackcurrant and leather with a mineral cast, while more intense, oaky notes appear on airing, together with a touch of mocha. The clean and well-structured attack displays a lovely, acidulated freshness that heralds high-quality texture. Powerful and smooth tannins support a mid-palate of surprising volume and depth, leading into a powerful and elegant finish.

Like many of its peers, the 1998 has filled out spectacularly. Now in the bottle, this opaque black/purple-colored offering has increased in stature, richness, and size. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc (57% of the production was utilized), it is an extremely powerful, super-concentrated wine offering notes of roasted espresso, creme de cassis, smoke, new saddle leather, graphite, and licorice. It is massive, with awesome concentration, mouth-searing tannin levels, and a saturated flavor profile that grips the mouth with considerable intensity. This is a 50-year Mouton, but patience will be required as it will not be close to drinkability for at least a decade.

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