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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 749

    Château Mouton-Rothschild 1996

    6 bottles per lot

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    Château Mouton-Rothschild 1996
    Pauillac, 1er cru classé
    Repacked from original wooden case. Bin-soiled labels, badly bin-soiled labels back labels. Levels into neck
    Tasting note: Cask sample first tasted in September 1998 with Herve Berland: a small crop, 55% selected for the grand vin, the smallest percentage ever. The c\aepage mix was Cabernet sauvignon 77%, Merlot 13%, Petit Verdot 6% and Cabernet Franc 4%. Five weeks macerating, six in wooden vats, only 80% new oak. At this stage still opaque, intense; muffled through with crisp Cabernet Sauvignon aroma; surprisingly fleshy, good extract and tannins. Next noted in March 1999: nose like freshly sawn wood, spice; crisp fruit. In March 2001, blind: still deep; nose low keyed, but peppery at first, opening up gradually; a ‘lean edge’ noted. My score was identical to that of Ch Latour, two points below the consensus. Most recently: fragrant, crisp, dry finish. Last noted at the MW tasting Nov 2001 **** M.B
    6 bottles per lot


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