A sensational effort, the 2006 Mouton Rothschild exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a classic Mouton perfume of creme de cassis, flowers, blueberries, and only a hint of oak. Dalhuin told me that in whisky barrel-tasting vintages such as 1989 and 1990, Mouton was aged in heavily-toasted barrels, and they have backed off to a much lighter toast for the barrels’ interior.
Wine AdvocateRating: (96-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
International Wine CellarRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar
Wine SpectatorRating: 95-100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07
Robert ParkerRating: 96-100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker