1970 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

1970 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

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1970 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux I have had a remarkable number of opportunities to taste this wine. One of the most frustratingly irregular wines I have ever encountered the 1970 Mouton can range from pure nectar to a wine that is angular austere and frightfully hard and tannic. This bottle (one of the Reserve du Chateau bottlings that was mistakenly released by the estate and labeled with the letters R.C. rather than a number) was impossible to assess when decanted given its hard tough impenetrable style. Nearly eight hours later the wine had opened magnificently to reveal a classic bouquet of sweet cassis tobacco minerals and exotic spice aromas. Opulent full-bodied thick and juicy the extraordinary evolution of this particular bottle would make a persuasive argument for long-term decanting. After being perplexed throughout much of this wine's evolution I was reassured by this bottle. No doubt Mouton's high Cabernet Sauvignon content causes this wine to go through a tight hard ungenerous stage and the 1970 requires 5-7 more years of cellaring. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage
Rating 93 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Mouton-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 93 RP 1970 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - 93 pts! I have had a remarkable number of opportunities to taste this wine. One of the most frustratingly irregular wines I have ever encountered the 1970 Mouton can range from pure nectar to a wine that is angular austere and frightfully hard and tannic. This bottle (one of the Reserve du Chateau bottlings that was mistakenly released by the estate and labeled with the letters R.C. rather than a number) was impossible to assess when decanted given its hard tough impenetrable style. Nearly eight hours later the wine had opened magnificently to reveal a classic bouquet of sweet cassis tobacco minerals and exotic spice aromas. Opulent full-bodied thick and juicy the extraordinary evolution of this particular bottle would make a persuasive argument for long-term decanting. After being perplexed throughout much of this wine's evolution I was reassured by this bottle. No doubt Mouton's high Cabernet Sauvignon content causes this wine to go through a tight hard ungenerous stage and the 1970 requires 5-7 more years of cellaring. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage
Rating 93 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Mouton-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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