Ch. Mouton Rothschild (0.75 L)
NM: Tasted ex-Chateau and single blind in Southwold. Yes, I did score the Grand Vin a solitary point above the Le Petit Mouton under blind conditions but hey, thatí»s how it goes. That should not detract from what is a superb Mouton. It is has a very intense nose with blackberry, wild strawberry, cedar and graphite, gregarious and vivacious. The palate is medium-bodied with firm grip, a lot of substance here with a keen thread of acidity. Multi-layered, fanning out marvellously on the fleshy, crisp finish this Mouton should leave that upstart í Le Petit Moutoní€ behind once it has a few laps on the odometer. Tasted January 2012.
WA / RP: 95