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2008 Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac, 1er cru classé

Ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$1,250.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
1 Magnum (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2008 Mouton Rothschild has always been in the shadow of the ensuing couple of vintages, but I was not the only person at this tasting that commented upon the class in show here. It replicated previous showings: cedar and graphite present and correct, though accompanied by something a little more exotic - eucalyptus maybe? The palate is beautifully balanced, very detailed and extremely fresh. This conveys so much energy and animation before reverting towards a more classic and structured, pencil lead finish. Those in the know will stash up on the 2008 Mouton Rothschild because it is destined to turn into one of the "dark horses" of the decade. Tasted May 2016." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 01/31/2017)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2021-2045


"Pure, unadulterated Cabernet, with blackberry, black currant and fig fruit seamlessly held together by mouthwatering acidity, fine-grained grip and backed by a long, smoldering finish of tobacco and iron. Dense but rounded, with the length to last a decade or more in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2022." Wine Spectator
(WS, 04/30/2011)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2013-2022


"Deep, bright ruby-red. Flamboyant aromas of cassis, roast coffee, chocolate, minerals and smoky oak. Large-scaled, concentrated and sweet; so seamless today as to seem a bit monolithic. But this powerfully structured Mouton is almost too big for the mouth. Finishes with big, broad tannins and outstanding palate-staining persistence. One of the stars of the vintage." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2011)

Rating: 94


"The 2008 Mouton Rothschild has a more open bouquet than I expected: blackberry, pencil box, a whiff of the Gironde estuary, a hint of pressed flowers with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet tannin, a little fleshier than the Château Margaux with a lovely saline finish that does not outstay its welcome. You could broach this now though personally I would prefer to wait." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 02/01/2018)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2018-2040


"Tasted blind. Particularly dark crimson. Quite dramatic. Well balanced but a bit cool and lacking intensity – but it’s long and well balanced. I want to drink this! Very fresh." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/21/2018)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2017-2038


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