(From 2003 Vintage) This is downright exotic on the nose: mocha, coffee, graphite and coconut, lifted by sandalwood and cinnamon spice. Then dense, supple and fine-grained without coming across as heavy. Suggestion of aromatic tree bark.
(From 2009 Vintage) Seductive blackcurrant cabernet on the nose; beautifully balanced, richly supple wine with a fresh acidity and an especially fine tannin; ripe, savory blackcurrant Cabernet flavour, long and subtle across the palate, discreet, elegant, polished, understated; long and graceful, gently spicy and scented, with no over extract, a particularly juicy complexity and lovely fragrant fruit length. A very beautiful rather than a powerful expression of Mouton.
Robert Parker(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 115
Wine Advocate(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: (95-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 104 on Apr-96
Wine Spectator(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Robert Parker(From 2005 Vintage) This is a presale offer! Full payment is required on all presales. Wine is due in Spring/Summer of 2008."A superb Mouton, the 2005 is composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and a dollop of Cabernet Franc. Under the new administrator, Philippe Dalhuin, the strictest selection of any recent vintage was instituted (64% of the production was used), and the 2005's 13.5% natural alcohol is one of the highest ever achieved at this estate. While not as good as the 1986 or 1982, the 2005 is a b...