(1983 Vintage) 1983 is turning out to be a fine vintage for Mouton. Although not a big wine,
this medium-weight Mouton displays an attractive nose of blackcurrants,
black-cherries, olives, and minerals. Medium-bodied, with sweet but noticeable
tannin in the finish, as well as beautiful elegance and complexity, this wine
is close to reaching its plateau of maturity.
(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate)
Robert Parker(1995 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 115
Wine Advocate(1995 Vintage) Rating: (95-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 104 on Apr-96
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07
Robert Parker(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...
Wine & Spirits(1982 Vintage) On the surface, Mouton is often less complicated than the other firsts. Its glamorous oak scent and flashy cassis concentration are easily matched by several ambitious second-growth Pauillacs. The greatness of Mouton lies deeper, and it shows most prominently in a Cabernet vintage like rsquo;96. The vines stand in a deep sea of small stones, a gravel plateau as difficult to walk upon as a sand dune. Cabernet loves these stones and grows grapes that come about as close to the essential flavor of the variety as seems possible. Mouton is a pure, perfectly articulates Cabernet as a Shaker chair is a pure, essential and perfect chair.