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1988 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

This was arguably the greatest present I’ve ever gotten at work. There was a Riedel with saran wrap on it in my locker with a note reading 1988 Mouton Rothschild, you’re welcome, Kyle! Brown ruby color. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, black currant, cigar, leather, basement, cedar bark, loaded with earth, with some oak spice. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium acidity, medium tannins, layered with sweet tobacco, mineral and spice, great balance, but the finish faded quickly, still mind blowing.

1988 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

Could have been the scorn of a couple of bad shifts, but I wasn’t all that thrilled with this one. Browning ruby in color. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, earth, leather, plum, cardamom, pencil shavings, basement, some oak, and obvious earth. On the palate, dry, medium- intensity, medium body, medium acidity, medium- tannin, balanced…Continue Reading