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1970 Château Mouton Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

Removed from subterranean passive storage; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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RATINGS

96Wine Spectator

...fragrant tar and black truffle nose; extremely concentrated; big and mouth-filling, with very dense cassis flavor; enormous, generous fruit; a voluptuous claret.

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...full-bodied, with excellent richness and concentration...

17Jancis Robinson

Shiny, russet colour. Muted, simple nose. Rich fruit with a dry finish. Surely Bordeaux?...Well balanced and still motoring along. Neat finish.

***Michael Broadbent

Deep...fairly fragrant, with Mouton intensity...zestful Mouton cassis...

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”