Mouton in the nineties

Ch Mouton Rothschild 1996 label

How did this first growth perform during this difficult decade for Bordeaux? Above is the artwork for the label of Andy's favourite vintage, by Chinese artist Gu Gan, showing how ahead of the game they were at Mouton.

A vertical tasting of Ch Mouton Rothschild is not to be sniffed at. When the vintages tasted – every vintage from 1999 back to 1993 – all date back to the previous millennium, an extra dimension of interest is added. How has a world-famous first growth performed over two decades and does it still deliver what we would expect from the château...