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Bottle Size: 750 ml
Only 55% of the harvest was utilized for the 1997 Mouton-Rothschild. One of the most forward and developed Moutons over recent years, it possesses all the charm and fleshiness this vintage can provide. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, and an open-knit nose of cedar wood, blackberry liqueur, cassis, and coffee. Fleshy, ripe, and mouth-filling, with low acidity, soft tannin, and admirable concentration and length, this delicious Pauillac will be drinkable in 2-3 years, and should age for 15+. It is an impressive effort for this vintage.
TASTING NOTES There’s a blueberry and dark berry quality with refined tannins and beautiful fruit....
Robert Parker | 99 "A spectacular Latour, the 1996 may be the modern day clone...
During its first 10-12 years of life, this was a perfect wine, but it now...
Wine Spectator, James Sucking | 100"A young wine that electrifies every taste bud in your...