1961 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
750 ML France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
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|Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition
|Robert M. Parker, Jr.||98||Drink: N/A|
Huge, cedary, cassis, lead pencil, menthol-like aromas soared from the glass. The black/purple color revealed no signs of lightening or amber at the edge. Full-bodied, rich, and super-intense, this was an a profound bottle of 1961 Mouton that would have stood up against the compelling 1959. I have found the 1961 Mouton-Rothschild to be distressingly variable in quality, much like the consistently inconsistent 1970. At its best the wine is a great Mouton. Last tasted 10/94