11 November 2016
Château Mouton-Rothschild 1988
Pauillac, 1er cru classé
Eight in original tissues. Levels base of neck or better
Tasting note: At 10 years of age, drinking surprisingly well. Though still youthful looking, a rich toasty nose and delicious flavour.
Most recently: fairly deep, plummy coloured; sweet, rather rustic nose, good extract and fruit. An hour after decanting, a whiff of charred tar and mocha, opening up better later that evening. Touch of sweetness, perfect weight (12.5% alcohol), full of fruit, good length and sustaining tannin and acidity. Last tasted April 2006 ***(**) Could do with more time, say 2010 – 2020. MB.
11 bottles per lot
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