1975 Mouton-Rothschild 375ml

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1975 Mouton-Rothschild

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Bordeaux Book(1998) | 90

This wine has finally begun to reveal some potential. It has been closed and frightfully tannic for the last decade. The wine exhibits a good dark ruby/garnet color, a sweet nose of cedar, chocolate, cassis, and spices, good ripe fruit and extraction, and a weighty, large-scaled, tannic finish. Although still unevolved, it is beginning to throw off its cloak of tannin and exhibit more complexity and balance. I remain concerned about how well the fruit will hold, but this wine will undoubtedly hit its plateau around the turn of the century. Putting it in the context of what is a largely disappointing range of Mouton-Rothchilds in the decade of the seventies, great bottles of the 1970 are superior to the 1975, but this is clearly the second-best Mouton of the decade.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: B1

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Wine Spectator | 89

A garnet, brownish color and maturing aromas suggest this is ready for drinking, but it tastes closed in. Still, a very good wine, with tar, cedar, smoke and cassis flavors, finishing with an interesting meaty note. Drink now.--Mouton-Rothschild vertical.

Drink Dates: 1991+
Author: Per-Henrik Mansson


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Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 08/19/2010
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Author: stujakub
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/13/2008
stuartjakub.googlepages.com Brownish color showing it's age clearly. Nice hints of wet earth. Really mature and definitely peaking. The fruit was a little subdued, but the power was still very much there. It must have been a beast in it's youth but now was open and inviting.
Score: 89
Author: Vicki K846
Trust Rating: 79
Tasted On: 02/09/2008
Drink Dates: now

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Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is a First Growth Bordeaux estate located in the village of Paulliac. The chateau was originally known as Chateau Brane-Mouton while in the possession of the Barons de Brane, but was given its current name by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853. The current owner is Philippine de Rothschild, Nathaniel's great-great granddaughter. Mouton-Rothschild is known for being the first estate to initiate complete chateau-bottling in 1924 and for being the only estate from the 1855 classification to be reclassified (upgraded to First Growth in 1973). Mouton's bottles are unique in that each label is designed by a famous artist of the day. This feature makes Mouton-Rothschild especially attractive to collectors. Not to be confused with the grand vin, Mouton also makes a generic Bordeaux called Mouton Cadet, which is dramatically lower in price and highly distributed. The estate also produces a dry Bordeaux Blanc called Ailes d'Argent.

Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, with annual production varying between 20-25,000 cases. The vineyards are comprised of gravel on a subsoil of marl and clay. Mouton is one of the last Medoc estates to ferment its wine in oak vats. Maturation is done in new oak casks. Mouton is a complex wine with an exotic character and powerful tannins. The bouquet features black currants, cedar, pencil lead, licorice, and spice. Younger vintages appear opaque or deep purple, while older vintages tend to show more garnet. Some of the best vintages of Mouton-Rothschild include 1945, 1953, 1982, 1986, 1995, 1989 and 2002.

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