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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1996

Your Price: $565.00

One bottle available
Producer: Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Optimum drinking: 2020-2050
Rating: 97 -
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Appellation: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Growth status: 1er Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1996 is in excellent condition for the year. 

Mouton Rothschild has been under the Barons de Rothschild ownership for over 100 years, and it was the unremitting efforts of the flamboyant Baron Philippe de Rothschild that resulted in Mouton's historical upgrade to premier Grand cru status in 1973 – the only change ever made to the Bordeaux classification of 1855.

Prior to the Médoc classification, Mouton's wine labels declared, Premier ne puis, Second ne daigne, Mouton suis ('First I cannot be, Second I do not deign to be, I am Mouton'). After the upgrade, the motto was changed to Premier je suis, second je fus, Mouton ne change ('First I am, second I was, Mouton does not change').

" sashays out of the glass with lavishly dressed, gregarious crème de cassis, baked blackberries and plum pudding scents plus touches of menthol, fenugreek, star anise and sandalwood with fleeting glimpses at dried rose petals and oolong tea. The full-bodied palate is richly fruited, opulent and oh-so seductive, with bags of youthful black fruit and lovely finely grained tannins, finishing with fantastic freshness and length."

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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1996 - Cadman Fine Wines