1997 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

1997 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

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1997 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Mouton has been experimenting with malolactic fermentation in barrel 20% of the 1997 was vinified in this manner. The 1997 which possesses some characteristics similar to the 1985 but is ultimately different is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Only 60% of Mouton's harvest made it into the grand vin. This is a hedonistic forward Mouton hence the comparison with the 1985 with a deep ruby/purple color ripe tannin and the tell-tale Mouton cassis in its aromatics and flavors. Mouton's Merlot harvest took place on September 11 and was then stopped until September 16 concluding with the very late-picked Cabernet Sauvignon on October 5. Approachable without the massiveness of the two preceding vintages the 1997 Mouton 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. This will be one of the few 1997s that will warrant a short-term cellaring of 3-4 years before consumption. I would not be surprised to see this wine last for two decades or more making it one of the longer-lived 1997s. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1997
Rating RP91/ST90/WS89
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Mouton-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP91 - 1997 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Mouton has been experimenting with malolactic fermentation in barrel 20% of the 1997 was vinified in this manner. The 1997 which possesses some characteristics similar to the 1985 but is ultimately different is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Only 60% of Mouton's harvest made it into the grand vin. This is a hedonistic forward Mouton hence the comparison with the 1985 with a deep ruby/purple color ripe tannin and the tell-tale Mouton cassis in its aromatics and flavors. Mouton's Merlot harvest took place on September 11 and was then stopped until September 16 concluding with the very late-picked Cabernet Sauvignon on October 5. Approachable without the massiveness of the two preceding vintages the 1997 Mouton 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. This will be one of the few 1997s that will warrant a short-term cellaring of 3-4 years before consumption. I would not be surprised to see this wine last for two decades or more making it one of the longer-lived 1997s. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1997
Rating RP91/ST90/WS89
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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