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.
Robert Parker"The final blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot exhibits tell-tale black currant liqueur, incense, charcoal and floral-like characteristics. The oak is pushed to the background, one of the major improvements director Philippe Dalhuin has made at this estate. Full-bodied, deep and impressively endowed, it is a deep, rich, less massive effort than either the 2010 or 2009. This gorgeous Mouton will be drinkable in 4-5 years and age effortlessly for three decades."
International Wine Cellar