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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1997

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Product description

The 1997 Rothschild is an evolved, brickish color with a slightly orange tint. The wine has an intense nose on aromas of leather, hyacinth and tobacco. On the palate, it is round and fruity along with persisting and fine tannins. The fruit, with spicy and smoky notes, offer a long-lasting finish. A particularly successful vintage.

Chateau Mouton Rothschild is a place of art and beauty, famous for the spectacular vista of its great barrel hall, its remarkable vat room and its Museum of Wine in Art. Every year since 1945, the Chateau Mouton Rothschild label has been illustrated with an original artwork by a great contemporary artist. 

From the sun to the plate, taking in a sensual mouth and an outstretched hand, Niki de Saint Phalle's composition for Mouton is a sparkling, festive allegory of the pleasures of the table. And then, running across the painting, there is the "Niki-object", springing from a story as old as the world itself: the serpent tempter. But instead of the traditional apple, this serpent, more wine-loving than malign, is offering Eve a bottle ... of Mouton Rothschild 1997 no doubt!

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Only 55% of the harvest was utilized for the 1997 Mouton-Rothschild. One of the most forward and developed Moutons over recent years, it possesses all the charm and fleshiness this vintage can provide. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, and an open-knit nose of cedar wood, blackberry liqueur, cassis, and coffee. Fleshy, ripe, and mouth-filling, with low acidity, soft tannin, and admirable concentration and length.