(From 1982 Vintage) This has always been one of the wines of the vintage. Harmonious and beautifully structured. Brilliant ruby color, with a hint of garnet. A bounty of cherry, tobacco and cedar aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and tannic, with velvety texture and medium finish.
Tasting at Mouton is an entertaining affair, with top-of-the-range golf buggiesdriven by chic ladies clad all in black brought in to ferry the trade fromCheck In to the hallowed halls of the Departure Lounge. The château seemsto feel the need to impress but there really is no need - the wine doesthis all on its own in 2008. With a dense, dark nose and juicy, brooding fruit,the 2008 Grand Vin is a wine of which the Baroness can be proud. Quite clearlyone of our favourite of the First Growths this year, it has a lovely, savouryminerality that gives it elegance, despite its power.
Wine & Spirits(From 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.
Wine Advocate(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 128 on Apr-00
Wine Spectator(From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/01
Decanter(From 1966 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep red; sweetish dense nose, not very expressive but very Cabernet in its aromas; austere, firm, still tannic, plenty of fruit, still backward but will it come round?; quite good length.
Wine Spectator(From 1966 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/91.