2012 Chateau Margaux, Margaux

2012 Chateau Margaux, Margaux

2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1er Cru, Pauillac

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SKU
MOUTON12LG
96

95 pts - RPJ

The intensely ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the plateau at Mouton has produced an inky/purple-colored wine with the famous Mouton creme de cassis and floral characteristics vividly displayed. For the first time in a number of years they appear to have outdistanced their cross street rival, the biodynamically farmed Chateau Pontet Canet of Alfred Tesseron. Wonderfully sweet tannins envelop the enormous fruit and extravagant richness of this full-bodied Mouton Rothschild. With profound density as well as surprisingly sweet tannin, this terrific effort will probably shut down slightly and require 5-8 years of cellaring after bottling. It appears to have 30 or more years of aging potential, making it potentially one of the 3 or 4 longest-lived wines of the vintage. Mouton Rothschild has produced one of the vintage's most profound wines in 2012, and possibly the -wine of the Medoc.- About 49% of the production made it into the 2012 Mouton, which is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place during the middle two weeks of October. This may be one of the few 2012s that comes close to equaling what was achieved in both 2009 and 2010, two far superior vintages.
Robert Parker Jr 
Wine Advocate #206
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Product/Service Sold Out Yes
En Primeur No
New Arrivals No
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Traditional
Country France
Region Pauillac
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2012
Bottle Size 750ml
Wine Points 96
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