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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Mouton Rothschild

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pauillac

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Petit Verdot

Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2018

3x75cl £1,278.00

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6x75cl £2,556.00

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Tasting Note:

Philippe Dhalluin and his Mouton Rothschild team are on a staggering run of form. We recently re-tasted the exquisite 2016, which received 100 points all round from the four major Bordeaux critics. The 2018 is built in very much the same mould. Mouton is often the most massive and least polished of the First Growths at this precocious stage. During élevage and transformation occurs. All that power and energy harmonises with the tannins and the brooding fragrance. Quite reserved and closed as one would expect from a grand vintage of Mouton. This is another powerhouse wine bristling with exotic spices, complex earthy notes, incense and bramble fruit. There's a sparingly ethereal nature which floats above the deep mass of dark earthy fruit. Highly nuanced, aromas of griotte, Asian spice, crème de mûre, liquorice and cocoa nibs fleck the impressive palate. As we have alluded to earlier, this doesn't possess the refinement at this stage as the other First, however, whatever it lacks in precision is more than made up for in power and concentration. This is rippling with muscle and possesses tremendous length. A bit of a block at the moment, but we fully expect this to emerge from élevage as a refined beauty. A Mouton with huge potential crafted from 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot.

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