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1997 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac
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88-91? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998

Very good red-ruby color. Currant, cassis, roasted nuts, gunsmoke, chocolate and a note of surmaturite Fat, sweet and expansive, but with sound underlying structure. Lowish acids and a confit note (due at least partly to passerillage, or drying of the grapes by the wind and sun) contribute to the wine almost voluptuous texture.

89 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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it pains me...
by whiner51
This is the only 1st growth I've had, and I was quite underwhelmed. Rather thin, tasted like a good $30 cabernet. Perhaps 3 stars is stingy, but for the price? Luckily, I did not pay for it, I was served it. Uninspired casis apricot(?) flavor. Get a '96 (or, from what I hear, '97) Poujeaux for $33 instead. It is better.
Not 1st growth quality
by praesent
I like Steve Tanzer, but the 1997 Mouton is in my opinion an impudence. It is watery, rather thin, tasting overcropped and has only a trace of typicity for Mouton. For a first growth and at THESE price-level wasted money. (Does the Chateau perhaps serve special selections to the professional tasters ? With 300.000 bottles or more a year ........... ?!?!)


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