Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé
Medium to full-bodied, tannic, powerful, and cut Somewhat from the mold in this is a backward, chewy, well-endowed Mouton-Rothschild That will require considerable patience, from Those Who purchase it.
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
International Wine Cellar(1998 Vintage) Rating: 92(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-01
Wine Advocate(1998 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 128 on Apr-00
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/01
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.