The 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classe wine has a very high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend once again. This Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine from Pauillac displays a very rich range of aromas and flavours throughout the tasting. The first nose is intense and open: red fruit, blackberry and blackcurrant combine harmoniously with floral notes such as violet. On airing, roasted, toasted notes mingle graciously with delicate touches of cedarwood.
This First Growth wine opens with a lively, powerful and full-bodied attack, releasing silky, velvet tannins. This 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild has a forward fruit on black berry flavours is set off by toasted notes and a delicious touch of vanilla, while the powerful and harmonious finish displays very attractive length. This 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine is a Cellar Selection.
The 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine is rich, opulent in character. There is power here, with richness of fruit and texture. It is both serious side and exuberant, with its bursting black berry fruits.
96 points Decanter
96 points Wine Enthusiast
94 points James Suckling