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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1er Grand Cru 1988 (1x 750ml) . Cork

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 10%

Lot Number: 0014-2474097

Part of Sale: Prestigious Wines of France & Australia

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Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

The ambition of making Mouton a place of art and beauty can be seen everywhere. Outside, in the harmonious arrangement of buildings and open space, in the subtle play of perspectives, in the zen-raked pathways, in the peaceful symmetry of the two end-walls that frame the château, in the contrast between the vertical lines of Petit Mouton, a modest, ivy-covered, mansard-roofed Victorian residence built in 1885, and the horizontal lines of Grand Mouton, constantly enhanced and redesigned since the 1960s.

Region:
FRA - Bordeaux
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

92 Points. Tom Cannavan.1 January 2002Lovely quality again, with a slightly more developed briarwood, chestnut and pencil-shaving nose. Not quite so delicious as the 1990, but possibly finer. There are notes of coffee, tobacco and finely-wrought blackcurrant and plum. On the palate very fresh and positive, with sweet berry fruit and a sense of minerality at the core. There's a good framework of toasty oak, balanced acidity and fine, silky tannins. Lovely quality here.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The wine has a deep colour with an attractive hue that shifts between ruby and garnet red

Aroma

A pleasantly smoky and toasty nose, set off by touches of liquorice, spice and cedarwood.

Palate

Round on the palate, it displays fresh fruit and a solid structure, striking a fine balance between satin tannins and a wealth of flavours, including caramel, wild berry fruit, vanilla, coffee and white pepper.

The long and harmonious finish is beautifully poised between structure and creamy softness.

Vintage
1988
Region
FRA - Bordeaux
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Since 1933, Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, located at Pauillac in the Médoc, has been motivated by a constant ambition: to make the world's finest wines, each in its own category, whether the châteaux wines for which it is responsible – the renowned Château Mouton Rothschild, a First Growth, and its distinguished lieutenants, Château Clerc Milon and Château d'Armailhac – or branded wines, like the famous Mouton Cadet.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA has also exported its know-how beyond Bordeaux: to the Pays d'Oc, with a range of varietal wines and, more recently, Domaine de Baron'arques; to California, with Opus One; and to Chile, with Almaviva.

One of the key factors behind the company's undisputed success is the art of blending, which it practises with exceptional skill. Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, the majority shareholder of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, works closely with the executive directors to maintain, modernise and develop the family business.

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