1987 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1987 would appear to be a sure bet for the wine of the vintage. It remains the most complete and backward 1987 Medoc, with at least 10-15 years of aging potential. The touching dedication from the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild's daughter on the label should also be noted. 1987 was the last vintage produced by the Baron, and thus will probably fetch a fortune in 40 or 50 years. One of the deepest and most opaque wines of the vintage, with a tight, yet promising bouquet of cedar and blackcurrants, this wine exhibits surprising depth, medium to full body, and plenty of tannin in the finish. An amazingly powerful wine for the vintage, it is richer than the 1989 and 1990!
One of the top '87s we've tasted. This is a rich, thick, concentrated wine with layers of plum, currant, nutmeg and vanilla flavors and full tannins on the finish. A trace of mineral comes through.
Another highly sought-after Mouton label, this Hans Erni memorial of the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild was snapped up by the Swiss market and seen in the U.S. for only a short period of time. Aside from being highly collectible, this is a great '87. Fullish and concentrated for the vintage. I see a future for this wine, which is amazing given the lightness of the vintage. (Clyde Beffa Jr, K&L Wines)