1996 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 96
  • IWC 96
  • NM 95
  • JS 94
  • WA 94

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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
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. Superb. This is edging out the 1995.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best... 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. Superb. This is edging out the 1995.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010. -JS
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Bright ruby with a palish rim. Intense fragrant aromas of strawberry iris coffee white pepper and bay leaf are lifted by an aromatic spice note; one can recognize the cabernet franc here. Rich dense and suave with very... Bright ruby with a palish rim. Intense fragrant aromas of strawberry iris coffee white pepper and bay leaf are lifted by an aromatic spice note; one can recognize the cabernet franc here. Rich dense and suave with very pure red fruit cedar and herb flavors that coat the palate and are nicely carried by vibrant harmonious acidity. Finishes with outstanding length noble tannins and a late spicy floral kick. This outstanding Mouton has improved enormously since its release. Tourbier agrees: "We were a little worried initially that this Mouton seemed too rigid almost austere. Instead it did a complete turnaround once bottled surprising us as well. - Ian D'Agata
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2011
This is an excellent Mouton-Rothschild that might warrant a higher score if it continues to improve. It has a “classic” Pauillac nose of graphite, pencil shavings and tobacco, later a whiff of a mahogany bureau in a... This is an excellent Mouton-Rothschild that might warrant a higher score if it continues to improve. It has a “classic” Pauillac nose of graphite, pencil shavings and tobacco, later a whiff of a mahogany bureau in a stately home. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, quite austere tannins, but wonderful balance and the tension that the 2000 so badly needs. Very harmonious and youthful towards the finish. It actually reminds me of the 1986 in some ways. Superb.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
Fabulous on the nose with aromas of currants, cedar, sweet tobacco, incense, and flowers. Full-bodied, with very fine silky tannins and similar flavors as the aromas. A slightly green undertone on the palate. Drink now... Fabulous on the nose with aromas of currants, cedar, sweet tobacco, incense, and flowers. Full-bodied, with very fine silky tannins and similar flavors as the aromas. A slightly green undertone on the palate. Drink now. Decant an hour before serving.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
It is four years since I last tasted the 1996 Château Mouton-Rothschild. Approaching 20 years old, the nose is now open for business but remaining classic in style, a mixture of red and black fruit, hickory, cedar and... It is four years since I last tasted the 1996 Château Mouton-Rothschild. Approaching 20 years old, the nose is now open for business but remaining classic in style, a mixture of red and black fruit, hickory, cedar and just a hint of lavender. It is very complex and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly herbaceous, undergrowth-tinged opening, the tannins just a little abrasive at the moment, exerting a firmness in the mouth. I feel it is almost as if the palate has not kept pace with the aromatics, requiring more substance to fill out the foursquare finish. If you like a slightly more austere Pauillac then you will adore this, though I don't think it quite reaches the potential that it showed a few years ago. Tasted August 2016. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1996