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Owner: Philippine de Rothschild
Area: 78 ha
Grape: 77% cabernet sauvignon, 11% merlot, 10% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot
Planting density: 8500 vines/ha
Average yield: 40 to 50hl/ha
Breeding: Fermentation and maceration of 15-25 days in wooden barrels, aging from 19 to 22 months in new oak, no filtration.
At maturity in 10 to 50 years depending on the vintage.
1970 (RP : 90): «Opulent, full-bodied, thick, and juicy, the extraordinary evolution of this particular bottle would make a persuasive argument for long-term decanting.»
1982 (RP : 100): «I have always felt the 1982 Mouton was perfect, yet this immortal effort might be capable of lasting for 100 years! The fact that it resists oxidation is a testament to just how youthful it remains, and how long it will last. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2075.»
1998 (RP : 96): «Like many of its peers, the 1998 has filled out spectacularly. It has awesome concentration, mouth-searing tannin levels, and a saturated flavor profile that grips the mouth with considerable intensity.»
2000 (RP : 97+): «Dense, chewy, and backward, with tremendous purity and density in addition to obvious toasty oak, it is full-bodied, powerful, tannic, and backward. This blockbuster will be exceptionally long-lived.»
Robert Parker & The Wine Advocate
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