2009 Château Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac
Opaque, brooding in hue, the aromas suggest scented, spice-laden cassis, black fruit and cardamom. The abundant juicy berry fruit on the palate shows a distinct minty lift. Seriously intense, layered and opulent, there is simply layer upon layer of gloriously textured fruit, with elements of mocha, chocolate and toast. Effortless – the tannins are superfine, sweet and round. Will this ever close down? This is a wine with a gradually building sense of concentration and a distinct mineral, gravelly touch on the finish. So refined and well-balanced, this is a wine that has the potential to be one of two or three best Mouton vintages since the legendary 1986.
Robert Parker: 96-98+ points (Wine Advocate 188)
From a client
Region & country
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
88% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ready 2020 - 2040