Château Mouton Rothschild 1996

Château Mouton Rothschild 1996

Climatic conditions

The weather for the vintage was very good, almost ideal. A rather cool and wet winter allowed the vines to rest and recover normally.

The vegetation cycle began around 14 April in dry and warm weather. May was generally cool, delaying flowering by one week.

Warm and sunny weather in June ensured that flowering took place evenly between 19 May and 12 June. July and August were hot and dry, relieved by rains at the beginning of September.

Oenological sheet

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  • Harvest
  • 27 September to 9 October
  • Varietal mix
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 77 %
    Merlot 13 %
    Cabernet Franc 10 %
Tasting notes

An attractive red, shading slightly to orange at the rim, the wine has an open and intense nose on black fruit aromas like cherry and blackberry, along with cedarwood, fresh mint, some more floral notes and perfectly integrated oak.

From the outset, the full palate offers opulence and an attractive density, with remarkable depth of flavour. A rigorous mid-palate offers a texture of refined and silky tannins in a display of controlled power before a more tender finish.

Illustration of the Label

Gu Gan (1942)

Descriptive sheet

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