Mouton's 1999(78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18%Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc) represents 60% of the total production. The beautiful 1999 Mouton Rothschild may be a modern-day clone of their 1985 or 1962. It saturated ruby/purple colour is followed by sumptuous aromas of cedar wood, crème de cassis, wood smoke, coffee, and dried herbs.Forward, lush, and full-bodied, it is already complexas well as succulent, fleshy, and long. Tannin in the finish suggests more nuances will emerge in 1-2 years. It is a complex, classic Mouton. Anticipated maturity:2005-2030.
blackberry and spice aromas follow through to a medium to full bodied palate with fine tannins and roasted, almost exotic fruit character o nthe finish. Lovely mouton. Best after 2003
Very deep colour, thick, powerful and inky. Very impressive concentration and silky for such a big wine. This is an impressive Mouton of classic proportions which combines density with opulence. Sexy, this is a decadent mouthful.