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.
|Score: 93||Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003|
|Score: 93||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002|
|Score: 91/94||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001|
|Score: 90/93||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000|
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
| ||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (31/3/2), March 2002|
|Score: 90||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 2002), March 2002|
|Score: 90/94||James Suckling, Wine Spectator|
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.
|Score: 18||Farr Vintners, June 2000|