1986 Mouton Rothschild

- 1.5L
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Wine Critic Reviews:

...The real coup de grace of the evening was the 1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Along with the 1982, the 1986 is one of the finest wines ever made at this estate...it is an extraordinary expression of Mouton. Slightly more linear with an even more opaque color than the 1982, it offers up classic creme de cassis, floral, forest floor, and underbrush notes as well as overwhelming levels of fruit and concentration. This bottle showed far more complexity and bouquet than I have seen in the past. What a wine! Robert Parker

Sokolin 1986 Mouton Rothschild Tasting Notes:

In the eyes of many connoisseurs and wine lovers, this is potentially Margaux's strongest vintage. It's a wine that practically defines what a good Margaux is and should be, an icon for future generations to aspire towards. Its striking dark hue dispels all age-related worries you might have, and once you catch a single whiff, the show begins for real. Incredibly potent, almost intoxicating blackcurrants are placed against a backdrop of toasted oak, smoke, and violet-infused forest floor. Once it hits the palate, the wine flourishes into a layered, impeccably balanced experience, blowing away almost any other red you could pit against it. It's a full-bodied, masculine powerhouse, one that commands your attention from the very first seconds. The finish is long, tannic, and generous, bringing you back in for another sip without breaking a sweat. 1986 was an interesting year in the wine world, and this groundbreaking Margaux is one of its most successful, awe-inspiring products.
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Vintage 1986
Format 1.5L
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Mouton: Chateau Mouton Rothschild is the only one of the first growths to have remained in the ownership of the same family since the classification. The wines were best depicted by Ian D'Agata, one of the leading experts in Italian wine, among others, said Mouton is "opulent, luscious and rich, multi-layered and complex… Rich and ripe but marvelously precise and light on its feet." The Chateau Mouton Rothschild estate includes 205 acres of vines at Pauillac planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (11%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%), and it has been used for cultivating vineyards since the early middle ages. The Premier Cru Classe from the Bordeaux region has been the center of the wine business and technical innovations since the early 20th century.
Rating 100 RP
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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