Mouton-Rothschild 2000, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Purchased from Langton’s auctions. A blend of 86% cabernet sauvignon and 14% merlot. Decanted for 20 hrs but in hindsight, this should be extended to at least 36 hrs. Intense ruby garnet with a lighter rim. Youthful earthy nose with notes of leather strapping and tobacco. Dry, full-bodied with silky texture. High acidity, zippy sensations of rich, ripe blackberry fruit and trails of sour plum skin. Very smooth finish. Excellent. Drink 2015 – 2025+. 97/100. Enjoyed this over Chinese New Year dinner 2011.

Originally posted on 18th Feb 2011.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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