Château Mouton Rothschild 1986

Château Mouton Rothschild 1986

Climatic conditions

A mild and wet January was followed by cold and dry weather in February and March.

The vegetation cycle began later than average, on 30 April, but soon caught up during a very fine summer.

Flowering took place very evenly around 18 June. Mid-veraison was recorded on 21 August.

Ideal weather conditions meant that by harvest time the grapes were very ripe, forming small bunches with highly concentrated flavours.

Oenological sheet

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  • Harvest
  • 2 to 15 October
  • Varietal mix
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 80 %
    Merlot 10 %
    Cabernet Franc 8 %
    Petit Verdot 2 %
Tasting notes

A dark, intense colour with a ruby tint, this fine vintage reveals a nose of nuts and prunes made more complex by notes of toffee, rancio, peppery spice and cedarwood.

The attack is dense, the tannins forward and tightly-knit, the wine powerful, rich and smooth, displaying an array of jammy fruit, wild berry and blackcurrant liqueur flavours, leading into a finish on notes of toast.

Illustration of the Label

Bernard Séjourné (1947-1994)

Descriptive sheet

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