Clearly a perfect wine that shows incredible depth of fruit with currants, dark chocolate, minerals and licorice. Full-bodied, tight and wound up with ripe tannins that let go and seduce you. Makes me want to drink it now. But this is a wine for the long term. Extraordinary. 94% cabernet sauvignon. Better in 2020.
This remains the stunner, a battleship of a wine, brimming with cassis, blackberry and fig fruit that has melded together now, with the backdrop of alder, bay leaf and menthol starting to emerge a bit more. The long finish is loaded with grip, pulling the fruit and other components together. And then there's that flash of iron at the very end. Awesome wine.--Non-blind Mouton-Rothschild vertical (March 2017). Best from 2025 through 2060.
Only 49% of the production made it into the 2010 Mouton Rothschild, which has a strikingly beautiful label by Jeffrey Koons. This is a truly great wine, with a very high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (94%) and the other 6% Merlot. At 13.9% natural alcohol, Mouton’s director, Philippe Dhalluin, has clearly produced another 50- to 60-year wine that has a chance at perfection in about 15 years time, when I suspect this wine will be rounding into drinking condition. It is dense, rich and full-bodied, with the classic Mouton creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and floral notes, but also some blueberry and hints of subtle espresso and mulberry. The wine has more minerality and precision than the rich, extravagantly opulent 2009, and while that may please some, others will have their patience tested as they wait and wait for this compelling Mouton Rothschild to hit full maturity.
Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- Feb 2013
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot. Very dark, blackish crimson. Lustrous. Something lightly burnt, sort of essence of Mouton but not very aromatic – all buried and dense. Sweet start but then very savoury and meaty with yeast extract and really extreme. 13.5% - much higher than usual (it’s rarely more than 13%). Very tarry and dry and massive. Muscular. Jancis Robinso
Deep purple in colour, with notes of sweet plums, violets, and a hint of cedar and vanilla. This is a seductive, rich and powerful Mouton with plenty of dense flavours but lacking in finesse and detail. There is however amazing density and weight here, with a richness that comes from very sweet, almost over-ripe fruit, so the wine will be embraced by those that prefer this kind of big, rich, ripe Mouton style. To my palate, the 2009 had greater precision in its flavours. Tasted in: Bordeaux, France. Maturity: Young. ~jeannie cho lee in 2011
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