Sunday, April 17, 2011

Château Mouton Rothschild

Reflections from France...

K&L Wine Merchants  SKU #1055187
97-100 points Wine Spectator: "I am speechless over the nose in this wine. Mint, blackberry, currant and black licorice turn to flowers such as lilacs and roses. Wow. It fills your mouth with the same fruit, but with an intensity of superpolished tannins. It finishes with complex yet reserved coffee, toasted oak and ripe fruit and then in two or three minutes it becomes milk chocolate. Just a joy to taste. Best Mouton since 1982 or 1986; in fact, it's like a bend of the two. A perfect Mouton?" (03/31/10) 97-99 points Wine Enthusiast: "A wonderfully structured wine, it combines impressive purity of fruit with delicious, mouth-watering acidity... A great success." (04/10) 96-98+ points Parker: "An inky/purple color is accompanied by classic aromas of creme de cassis, violets, and hints of graphite and background oak. The overwhelming impression is one of layer upon layer of fruit, full-bodied opulence, and good structure. It tastes as if it were 2-3 months old rather than a post-malolactic, fully assembled barrel sample ... so incredibly promising. A 50- to 100-year wine? Probably." K&L's Notes: *** Great, perfumey aromas of cassis and currants mixed with tobacco and cedar wood. Super-concentrated wine, with a finish that lasts a minute or more. Alex: The "iron fist in a velvet glove" analogy strikes again. 

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