Mouton Rothschild 2011
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1er Grand cru classé Pauillac
NotationRP 92/100 JS 96/100 JR 16.5/20
Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2011 Mouton-Rothschild is probably the "weakest" of the releases between 2008 and 2012, although that would be unfairly disparaging what is a perfectly respectable, if rather unexciting Mouton. Here, it has those graphite and cedar aromas present and correct, the former a little more accentuated and with a light sea-spray note emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with cedar and a slight peat-like note infusing the black fruit, rigid in its youth but nicely delineated. As I discerned out of barrel, what it lacks is that peacock's tail on the finish, bolting out of the exit door before you have really got to know each other.
“First I am, second I was, Mouton never changes”
Undoubtedly the most flamboyant of the Médoc's four fantastics, both in style and packaging. Mouton Rotschild has always been resolutely more modern than its neighbours, always seeking concentration and richness. With its artistic side, this marvelous Pauillac draws the eye to the wines of Bordeaux, it has long been a standard bearer for the region's châteaux. Couldn't hope for better...
Château Mouton Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classé is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. It is generally powerful with an almost opaque and purple color. Crème de cassis, graphite, oak and spices make up a bouquet with a very broad aromatic spectrum that will develop, over the years and even decades, into more evolved notes of tobacco, smoke and cedar.
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