There is a lightness about this vintage of Mouton Rothschild. It doesn't take away from its quality but does give the wine poise and an attractive lift. The wine is based on solid tannins, then the ripe fruit builds layers of fruitiness and freshness. It is not likely to be one of the longest-aging Moutons, but it will be delicious. Drink from 2020.
Tight, focused and very well-built, this shows the quality of this sleeper vintage. Built on tannins that have a twinge of austerity, this offers ample flesh to the dark currant, fig and blackberry fruit. Bramble, tobacco and loam accents fill in through
This is now a little tight but shows firmness and raciness with pretty austerity. Full and tight with silky tannins and a long, fresh finish. Firm acidity is holding it back. Needs two or three years to open. Better in 2018.
Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2011 Mouton-Rothschild is probably the "weakest" of the releases between 2008 and 2012, although that would be unfairly disparaging what is a perfectly respectable, if rather unexciting Mouton. Here,
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc. Lots of temporary vat houses while the work was going on. Light and a bit disjointed. Bit of chocolate, bit of acid, bit jagged. Lots of structure. Jancis Robinson
Fairly light Mouton with accessible forward dark fruit flavours. Velvety tannins and fairly long length. Not a powerful wine but perfect for earlier drinking than Mouton's other recent vintages. By jeannie cho lee in 2014
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