Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1er Grand Cru Classe, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France 1995
"n the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds.” Robert Parker
|Winemaker||Patrick Léon and Tim Mondavi|
Château Mouton Rothschild 1995 comes from an excellent Bordeaux vintage.
Unashamedly gregarious and glamorous with a turbulent history to match, Mouton is the antithesis of the restrained demeanour exhibited by other first growths. It has been under the Barons de Rothschild ownership for over 100 years, and it was the unremitting efforts of the flamboyant Baron Philippe de Rothschild that resulted in the château's historical upgrade to premier cru status in 1973 – the only change ever made to the classification of 1855.
"…reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, liquorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild.” Robert Parker