(From 1999 Vintage) The beautiful 1999 Mouton Rothschild may be a modern day clone of their 1962 or 1985. Its saturated ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of cedar wood, creme de cassis, wood smoke, coffee, and dried herbs. The wine is forward, lush, and full-bodied. It is already complex as well as succulent, fleshy, and long.
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 Advocate(From 1970 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 105 on Jun-96
Wine Spectator(From 1970 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/93
Decanter(From 1987 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep plum red; sweet oaky nose; medium-bodied, soft, oaky, easy tannins, polished, reasonable depth of flavour, well judged oak, could do with more concentration; medium length.
Wine Spectator(From 1992 Vintage)
Wine Advocate(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (96-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07