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1998 Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
A deep opaque colour, heavy tannic black fruit flavours and striking vanilla overtones make this quite a cumbersome wine to taste in its youth. More importantly, the wine has depth and a very good intewnse structure, guranteeing it to be a classic for long-term ageing.Château Mouton Rothschild

The Wine Advocate
96/100
Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
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.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 2001

The Wine Advocate
96/100
Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
Deep garnet-black. The nose is a little mute even given this wine’s youth, providing a moderate intensity of evolving aromas: game, earth, blackcurrant jam and a whiff of dried herbs. The medium+ bodied palate is gently styled with a medium+ level of finely grained tannins and medium+ acidity. Mid-palate is a bit hollow and the finish perhaps not as long as I’d expect. Good wine but not exactly living up to its first growth status.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate - In Asia - Mar 2009

The Wine Advocate
96/100
Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
Product: 705
Maturity: Drink 2012-2050 (Ready, but will keep)
Vintage: 1998
Origin: France » Bordeaux » Pauillac Map of the region
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, 12.5% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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The Wine Advocate
96/100