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1999 Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac, 1er cru classé

$1,249.00 per Magnum (1.5L)


7 Magnums (1.5L)




"Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1999 Mouton-Rothschild is a "useful," perhaps over-looked vintage from the First Growth estate. It has a clean and precise bouquet - you could almost describe this as dainty, which I mean in a positive sense. The fruit is beautifully delineated, almost pastille-like with subtle floral scents emerging with time. The palate is fresh on the entry with supple red berries pierced by a fine line of acidity. No, it is not complex and it has lost a little substance in recent years, yet it is well balanced with sufficient depth and body on the tobacco and cedar-tinged finish. If you can put its status aside, it boils down to nothing more than a well-made, easygoing and refined Pauillac to drink now and over the next decade. Tasted December 2016." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #229
(WA, 02/28/2017)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2017-2030

"Blackberry and spice aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and roasted, almost exotic fruit character on the finish. Lovely Mouton. Best after 2003. 20,165 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2002)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2003

"Full medium ruby. Currant, meat, mocha and grilled nuts on the nose. Lush, sweet and smooth, with just enough vinosity to maintain its balance. A vin de plaisir whose lovely fruit and sweet, harmonious tannins make it very easy to taste today (the château carried out a gentler, shorter extraction in '99). But doesn't have quite the length or grip of a top year." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2002)

Rating: 90

"Sweet and lively and lean and a little tart. Fine but not ineluctably first growth standard. A bit stolid and simple." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 06/25/2009)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2009-2017

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