Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
u. 1 x vts. 1 x ts. 2 x scuffed labels.
The palate is beautifully balanced with its trademark firm tannic structure, a Mouton-Rothschild with backbone and masculinity. Layers of black fruit intermingling with mint and graphite, a hint of licorice emanating from the Merlot, gently fanning out and my God, it is incredibly long. It is not like the 1985 Mouton-Rothschild that is so fleshy and generous. This is serious, aristocratic Mouton, a true vin de garde and yes, I do think drinkers will have to wait until it reaches its true peak. Sometimes that's just the way it is. Tasted September 2016.Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2021-2050 WS 99 WA 100
2 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,200