Mouton Rothschild 1997

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Bordeaux1997Mouton Rothschild

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Tasting Notes

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 colour 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 should age for 15+years. It is an impressive effort for this vintage.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

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.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

The superb 1997 Mouton-Rothschild is composed of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. This wine reveals a sensationally flamboyant nose of black fruits, coffee, licorice, and creme de cassis. Medium-bodied, with sweet tannin, with lots of layers of flavor. It possesses good spice, an opulent texture, and remarkable length. This is a very hedonistic, open-knit Mouton that has put on considerable weight. Only 55% of the crop made it into the 1997 Mouton. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2022.

Score: 91/93Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

The 1997 is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. This is a hedonistic, forward Mouton with a deep ruby/purple color, ripe tannin, and the tell-tale Mouton cassis in its aromatics and flavors. The 1997 exhibits a soft mid-palate, loads of pure fruit, nicely-integrated smoky new oak, and surprising length for the wine's initial attack. There is moderate tannin in this offering. Drink 2002-2015

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (116), April 1998

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