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The July 2019 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part II

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Auction Ends: 7/11/2019 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #151. Mouton Rothschild 1996

Description: Consists of 3 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 96 VM.
"77% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot and 10% cabernet franc . . . 12.7% alcohol; 83% new oak: Bright ruby with a palish rim. Intense, fragrant aromas of strawberry, iris, coffee, white pepper and bay leaf are lifted by an aromatic spice note; one can recognize the cabernet franc here. Rich, dense and suave, with very pure red fruit, cedar and herb flavors that coat the palate and are nicely carried by vibrant, harmonious acidity. Finishes with outstanding length, noble tannins and a late spicy, floral kick. This outstanding Mouton has improved enormously since its release. Tourbier agrees: 'We were a little worried initially that this Mouton seemed too rigid, almost austere. Instead, it did a complete turnaround once bottled, surprising us as well.'" Vinous, Aug 2011
Provenance: The Imperial Cellar
Notes: 1 Very lightly scuffed capsule.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,300


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