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Château-Mouton-Rothschild Pauillac 2012
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Château-Mouton-Rothschild Pauillac 2012

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750ml
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A dense and opaque, almost black colour with a very attractive glint. The nose, patrician, refined, complex and expressive, mingles black fruit with aromas of blackcurrent and crushed blackberry, opening with airing to display more complex notes of cigar box and spice. The attack is sumptuously full and substantial. The tannins are mature and crisp, enveloped in a beautiful body, dense and firm, that reveals chocolate and vanilla flavours. On the palate, the eine rdisplays an irrerpressable panache that leads into an utterely lovely, fresh, intense and mineral finish.
Wine Enthusiast
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This is a beautifully opulent wine, great Mouton in its richness and succulent fruits. It's combines structure and obvious new-wood aging with hugely ripe black plum and currant flavors. While it is a pleasure to taste now, there is a great tannic structure in the background to give the sense of power and aging potential. Drink from 2024.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2015
Wine Spectator
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This has a stunningly pure core of plum, black currant and black cherry fruit, with supple yet long structure that has melded wonderfully already. Anise, violet and cassis notes pour in on the finish. The fruit makes it seem almost too easy, but this will cellar well thanks to outstanding balance. A huge but very stylish wine. Best from 2018 through 2030.

James Molesworth
Wine Advocate
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As for the 2012 Mouton Rothschild, one can't help but love the artist's label, in this case done by Miquel Barceló, of two rams fighting for superiority. Representing only 49% of the crop, this blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc has an inky bluish/purple color, which is far darker than its nearby neighbor, Lafite Rothschild, or even Pontet-Canet. Multi-layered, with rich, concentrated, crème de cassis fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and stunning purity, this is a major success in 2012. Definitely a bigger, richer wine than rival Lafite Rothschild, Mouton's 2012 seems to have more density as well. The tannins, however, remain soft and well-integrated. This wine should drink well for 25-30 years and is somewhat of a sleeper for a 2012 first-growth Médoc.

Robert Parker, April 2015