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The Winter 2016 Auction

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Auction Ends: 12/9/2016 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #125. Mouton Rothschild 1986

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
"Clearly the youngest looking, most opaque and concentrated wine of the group, it tastes as if it has not budged in development since I first tasted it out of barrel in March, 1987. An enormously concentrated, massive Mouton-Rothschild, comparable in quality, but not style, to the 1982, 1959, and 1945, this impeccably made wine is still in its infancy. Interestingly, when I was in Bordeaux several years ago, I had this wine served to me blind from a magnum that had been opened and decanted 48 hours previously. Even then, it still tasted like a barrel sample! I suspect the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild requires a minimum of 15-20 more years of cellaring; it has the potential to last for 50-100 years! Given the outrageously high prices being fetched by so many of the great [vintages] . . . it appears this wine might still be one of the "relative bargains" in the fine wine marketplace. I wonder how many readers will be in shape to drink it when it does finally reach full maturity?" Wine Advocate #106, Aug 1996
Notes: Very top shoulder, 1 very lightly scuffed label. Bernard Séjourné label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,500


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