Château Mouton Rothschild 2014 CBO(6x75cl) 95/100 JMQ - 95/100 WA
Un Château Mouton Rothschild 2014 remarquablement élégant, avec une petite touche de dureté, strict, complexe, devrait encore prendre du gras et amplifier sa fin de bouche avec un an d’élevage de plus.
The 2014 Mouton-Rothschild was closed at first when I tasted the wine in bottle with winemaker Philippe Dhalluin. But as it transpires, this First Growth is just toying with you. Initially quite understated, it responds to aeration like a young child peeking from around a corner and then running out, waving its hands. It suddenly hits you with gorgeous black cherries, bilberry, cedar and wilted rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth entry. This is utterly seductive: a wine without a hair out of place. It is not as powerful or as complex as the 2015 Mouton-Rothschild, yet the precision and focus here is beguiling. It will require five to seven years to absorb the 100% new oak, then it will be an utterly delicious and to use a term employed at en primeur, "cerebral" First Growth that is destined to give two or three decades of pleasure.Neal Martin
Château Mouton Rothschild
Pays/région : Bordeaux
Appellation : Pauillac
Classement : 1er Grand Cru Classé
Couleur : Rouge
Proprietaire : Philippine de Rothschild
Superficie : 84 ha
Production : 300000 bouteilles
Assemblage : 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.