1986 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML

  • JS 100
  • WA 100
  • WS 99
  • AG 99
  • IWC 95

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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.
WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
The 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 2 October until 16 October. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, who was not working at the... The 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 2 October until 16 October. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, who was not working at the property back then, told me that the pH was fairly low at 3.54 when it is usually around 3.75, due to the natural tartaric acid in the vines. It has a powerful and intense bouquet as always: exemplary graphite and cedar scents, a touch of black pepper and incense. It seems to unfurl in the glass, like a motor revving its engine. The palate is beautifully balanced with its trademark firm tannic structure, a Mouton-Rothschild with backbone and masculinity. Layers of black fruit intermingling with mint and graphite, a hint of licorice emanating from the Merlot, gently fanning out and my God, it is incredibly long. It is not like the 1985 Mouton-Rothschild that is so fleshy and generous. This is serious, aristocratic Mouton, a true vin de garde and yes, I do think drinkers will have to wait until it reaches its true peak. Sometimes that's just the way it is. Tasted September 2016. - Neal Martin
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...
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.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2002
...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...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1986