(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.
- 3 months
The bottle the Kelly's got me for graduation
Delicious, although not as ncie as expected
too heavy n strong taste
will be great in 10 yrs
Robert ParkerRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 115
Wine AdvocateRating: (95-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 104 on Apr-96
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07