1998 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 93
  • JS 91
  • WS 91

Reviews for 1998 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2001
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%... 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. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Very deep saturated ruby. Archetypical cabernet sauvignon-dominated nose offers fresh blackcurrant, lead pencil and flowers complicated by strong spice notes. Bright and juicy on entry, with very pure flavors of dark... Very deep saturated ruby. Archetypical cabernet sauvignon-dominated nose offers fresh blackcurrant, lead pencil and flowers complicated by strong spice notes. Bright and juicy on entry, with very pure flavors of dark berries, underbrush and dried herbs, then slightly austere and linear in the middle palate. Finishes with a lingering saline nuance and very good length. A very refined and impeccably balanced Mouton, but I would have liked a little bit more concentration and opulence for an even higher score. This classic Mouton possesses relatively high acidity and a solid tannic structure; it offers early accessibility but should age effortlessly for another 15 or 20 years. In 1998, after a couple years of experimentation, Mouton began to de-leaf in a systematic fashion on both sides of the vine rows. Another vintage with a large crop, 1998 featured an unsettled September with rain falling during the cabernet sauvignon harvest (one of the reasons why 1998 is widely considered a Right Bank year.) 93+
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
This is spicy and peppery with dried fruits and currants. It's full and velvety on the palate showing pretty berries and toasted coffee beans. Long, long finish.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
Blackberry and violets on the nose with hints of roses. Sweet tobacco too. Full-bodied with a solid core of fruit and round tannins. A little tight and reserved now. Give it time.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux retrospective (2008)... Blackberry and violets on the nose with hints of roses. Sweet tobacco too. Full-bodied with a solid core of fruit and round tannins. A little tight and reserved now. Give it time.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux retrospective (2008). Best after 2011. 22915 cases made.