2008 Mouton Rothschild, 6x750ml
Mouton Rothschild 6x75cl
Availability: 3 weeks
Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml
Critics Score: 95
Publication: Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
Drinking Dates: 2021 - 2045
Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2008 Mouton Rothschild has always been in the shadow of the ensuing couple of vintages, but I was not the only person at this tasting that commented upon the class in show here. It replicated previous showings: cedar and graphite present and correct, though accompanied by something a little more exotic - eucalyptus maybe? The palate is beautifully balanced, very detailed and extremely fresh. This conveys so much energy and animation before reverting towards a more classic and structured, pencil lead finish. Those in the know will stash up on the 2008 Mouton Rothschild because it is destined to turn into one of the "dark horses" of the decade. Tasted May 2016.