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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 509

    Château Mouton-Rothschild 1986

    4 bottles per lot

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    Château Mouton-Rothschild 1986
    Pauillac, 1er cru classé
    Corroded capsules. Bin-soiled, damaged labels. Levels: three base of neck, one top-shoulder
    Tasting note: Deserving its reputation as outstandingly the best ’86. Certainly a spectacular wine from my first encounter in 1989: vivid purple; intense varietal fragrance; packed tight with fruit. Of my most recent notes: impressive bottles at the Mouton dinner at Brook’s in 1994. Nose peppery at first, then it sprang to life; on the palate the sweetness of ripe grapes and alcohol. Full-bodied, full flavoured, fabulous fruit, very dry finish. Deep but no longer opaque; ripe Cabernet scents; ‘deep, rich, tannic, long life’ (Mouton event in 1998). Two very recent notes: still immature; crisp fruit, taut, bricky; full-bodied, slightly raw but spicy, rich, chewy. Good length, hard tannins. Nowhere near ready. Last tasted November 2005. Hopefully *(****) Now-? – M.B.
    4 bottles per lot

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