This 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild is powerful, impressive wine is comprised of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2012 Mouton Rothschild has a deep ruby color and perfumed nose of red berries, cassis, flint, vanilla and peppery spices. The wine is seriously structured, with loads of black currants and dark tannin, and revels on the finish with the juicy, fresh acidity of this vintage. The palate is beautifully balanced with great vim and vigor. A fine Mouton Rothschild, this is the first vintage produced in the chateau’s new cellar.
For Chateau Mouton Rothschild, the 2012 vintage was year was full of contrasts. A cold and dry winter was followed by an unreliable spring and an exceedingly dry summer. The harvest began on October 1 and ended on October 15. 2012 will be a historic year as the new cellars, after almost three years of work, welcomed its first harvest.
98 points Wine Enthusiast
97 points James Suckling
97 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate