Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1st Grand Cru Classe 2016
2016 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, 1er Grand Cru Classe, 750ml: The 2016 Chateau Mouton Rothschild is a stunning wine, with aromas of blackberry, cassis, and graphite. On the palate, it is full-bodied with fine-grained tannins and a rich, complex finish. This wine has great aging potential and is sure to reward those with the patience to wait.
The rich fruit in this wine nearly envelops the tannins. Flavors of black plums, blackberries and blueberries meld with intense acidity to mask the power and concentration of the polished tannins. With this structure, will age for many, many years. Do not drink before 2026. Roger Voss
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
Composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Mouton Rothschild has an opaque garnet-purple color. WOW—the nose explodes from the glass with powerful blackcurrant cordial, black raspberries, blueberry pie and melted chocolate notions, plus suggestions of aniseed, camphor, lifted kirsch and the faintest waft of a subtle floral perfume in the background. Full-bodied, concentrated, bold and totally seductive in the mouth, it has very fine-grained, silt-like tannins, while jam-packed with tightly wound fruit layers, finishing in this wonderful array of mineral sparks. Magic. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown