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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138
($45-$55) Bright ruby-red. Blueberry, chocolate and leather on the nose, which suggests a wider range of ripeness than the 2006. Unusually sweet and lush for this wine but in a youthfully sullen stage, hinting at sexy oak tones and some leafy high notes. Densely packed but tight and tannic today, with its structure dominating. This needs patience.
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Author: Jancis Robinson
(Scores were all over the place on this one. I was generous but there were other 17.5s and 17s.)Very dark and toasty on the nose then lovely flesh and freshness. Great balance and real delicacy too. A subtle wine. Well done!
Author: Robert Parker
This powerful, tannic, structured effort from Mouton-Rothschild's stable is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an earthy nose dominated by black currants and toasty, smoky oak. Medium to full-bodied with relatively high tannin, decent acidity, and a fine finish, it should be at its best between 2014-2030.
Author: James Suckling
Exhibits blackberry, currant and licorice on the nose. Full and velvety, with plenty of good fruit. A balanced, fruity red.
Tasted On: 07/21/2012
Drink Dates: 2013-2027
Tasted On: 10/06/2010
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/18/2008
This light to medium bodied wine was pretty green and a bit thin for my tastes.
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