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2014 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

2014 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

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.  – 95 points, Robert Parker
PRODUCER Chateau Mouton Rothschild
STYLE Red Wine
SIZE 750ml

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