1986 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JS 100
  • AG 99
  • WS 99
  • IWC 98

Reviews for 1986 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2009
Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry black cherry tobacco espresso leather black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish effortlessly... Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry black cherry tobacco espresso leather black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long earth and spice finish. I can't see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. Tasted March 2009.
JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
This shows amazing aromas of mushrooms, mint, minerals and dark berries. It boasts a fully body of ultra richness, extraordinary length and beauty and an almost chiseled precision to the quality with fabulous length. It... This shows amazing aromas of mushrooms, mint, minerals and dark berries. It boasts a fully body of ultra richness, extraordinary length and beauty and an almost chiseled precision to the quality with fabulous length. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Decant four hours before serving.
AG 99
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2016
Philippe Dhalluin served the 1986 Mouton Rothschild to wrap up our vertical. The 1986 remains one of my favorite Moutons. A dark, powerful wine, the 1986 is endowed with a vertical sense of structure that is a marvel to... Philippe Dhalluin served the 1986 Mouton Rothschild to wrap up our vertical. The 1986 remains one of my favorite Moutons. A dark, powerful wine, the 1986 is endowed with a vertical sense of structure that is a marvel to behold. Dark stone fruit, smoke, graphite, mocha, soy and licorice are fused together in a marvelously intense, deep Mouton that promises to drink well for another few decades. Tonight, the 1986 is absolutely stunning. The blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Harvest started on October 2nd and wrapped up on the 16th.
WS 99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2001
Ageless yet balanced. Black color. Mint mineral berry and cherry. Full-bodied chewy and tight. Long long finish. A great great wine...
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
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... 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. Still very much an infant: I wouldn't touch a bottle for at least another ten years. I also like the fact that, although it's very sweet and creamy, strong acidity (note the lower-than-usual pH) is keeping it vibrant. This vintage is the first in which Mouton vinified its young vines separately and only used those vats judged to be of grand cru quality. Following a slowdown in physiological ripening during August, the late harvest (October 2-16) permitted a longer growing curve. Tourbier noted that "petit verdot needs its head in the sun and its feet in the water, and as it had been initially planted on one of the highest, coolest sites at Mouton, a mistake on our part, it rarely ripened enough to be included in the grand vin, and this explains why we hardly used it in the older vintages." 98+