Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe 2012
As a cornerstone of Bordeaux's finest, this vintage encapsulates the essence of Pauillac's terroir. The aroma profile is an enchanting interplay of black fruits, tobacco, and cedar, a symphony that promises a profound experience. On the palate, the wine's finesse and power are harmoniously balanced, guided by velvety tannins and a persistent finish. Chateau Mouton Rothschild's unwavering pursuit of excellence is immortalized in this remarkable vintage, inviting you to savor its legacy.
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2012 Mouton-Rothschild clearly has the upper hand over the 2011, if not quite at the level of the 2009, 2010 and what I envisage will be the 2015. There is obviously greater fruit intensity here, as if the contrast has been dialed up a couple of notches. It is quite showy on the nose, preening in its infancy with pure black cherries, graphite and hints of cold slate-like scents, later that hint of seaweed I observed when tasted blind a few months earlier. The palate is beautifully balanced with great vim and vigor. This is a Mouton that will not be put down - vivacious, vivid and delineated with wonderful focus and crucially, impressive persistence on the finish. Do not underestimate this Mouton-Rothschild, because I can see an upswing as it matures in bottle. Tasted April 2016. - Reviewed by: Neal Martin