1988 Mouton Rothschild

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Wine Critic Reviews:

There's licorice here along with mint, some lead pencil and flowers. It's full and round displaying wonderful vanilla and plum flavors. Very silky and refined yet dense and caressing. A beauty, though it does turn a little dry, always revealing its wood.

James Suckling | 93 JS
Very pretty aromas of vanilla, tobacco, berry and chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft tannins and a berry, chocolate finish. Not very dense. This pales compared with the other top Pauillacs. I never thought this was a perfect wine, but it gives great pleasure.--'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 20,000 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 92 WS

Sokolin 1988 Mouton Rothschild Tasting Notes:

When you stumble upon a wine like the 1988 Mouton Rothschild, you simply owe it to savor it slowly, without rushing into your glass. You start by uncorking the bottle and letting the beautiful aromas come out in their full splendor.

Mouton Rothschild wines have a stellar reputation and are arguably one of the most important labels in the world of wines. Born in one of the most prolific regions in whole France, as maybe the world, too, this classic Bordeaux blend made mostly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These two varieties complete each other perfectly.

Some experts may consider this Mouton Rothschild a bit pale compared to other years, but it doesn’t affect its grace in a great measure. It is still an exquisite choice for anyone’s celebration, with superb flavors and a remarkable, exotic bouquet.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1988
Format 6L
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 93 JS
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.
Customer Reviews
  1. a gorgeous combination of black and red fruits
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    This is the most perfect wine in the world if you're planning to make your lover happy. If she hadn't already been my wife, I think she would've said yes just because of this Mouton Rothschild! To be honest, I loved it too. You know how men typically prefer beer, but no, this is the one true drink for me. I knew Mouton Rothschild wines were pure excellence, but nothing could have prepared me for this. There's some wonderful red fruit on the nose, it's tickling your senses with such subtlety and you immediately want to taste the wine. It's a gorgeous combination of black and red fruits, and something that I believe was brown sugar, at least it reminded me of it. Gave it a perfect final touch, a great finish that stays in your mouth for a while.


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  2. refreshing and sweet
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    I'm always looking forward to having a glass of a Mouton Rothschild wine. I honestly don't know much about wines, but I do know about hedonism, and this bottle is for true hedonists. It's got quite a remarkable flavor, something between red and dark berries, maybe some other forest fruit, too. It's refreshing and sweet. The only thing I didn't really like is the aromas. There is red fruit and vanilla on the nose, too, that's true, but I also noticed some leather and earthiness, which I don't prefer in a wine. However, this bottle is still something I'd gladly return to if I had a chance. It has a beautiful, long-lasting aftertaste and quite a good texture.


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