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A Gourmet’s Classic Collection

Château Mouton Rothschild 1985 (12 BT)

Lot Closed

August 25, 09:16 AM GMT


2,800 - 3,500 GBP

Lot Details


Château Mouton Rothschild 1985

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

u. 3bn, 2vts, 2ts, 2t/hs, 3hs, 1 label scuffed, 2 labels nicked at bottom by divider, owc lid replaced with wood

Label Artist: Paul Delvaux

In 2019, a glorious, lingering perfume of red fruit, oozing charm - maybe like 1953 when it was much younger. On the palate, it is all velvety fruit, beautifully balanced and at peace with itself. Harmony and freshness and clearly still with a future. Not a blockbuster, with the tannin, say, of 1986 - more of a fruity charmer. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

WA 90

12 bts (owc)


The collection was housed in a large purpose-built underground cellar with high quality temperature and humidity control. The wines were purchased from two renowned wine merchants, on first release, have never been moved, and the vast majority were kept in stacks in their original wooden cases.


Offered Duty Paid only

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