The 2012 Mouton-Rothschild clearly has the upper hand over the 2011. 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 with pure black cherries, graphite and hints of cold slate-like scents. 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.
Kenmerken Château Mouton Rotschild 2012
|Château Mouton Rotschild
|Philippe Sereys de Rothschild
|Premier Grand Cru Classé
|Date of release