Good firm wine with bright red fruit, good acidity. A nice simple profile. A very good food wine, especially acidic foods like the pasta with red sauce we ate tonight. A bit short. Nice notes of tobacco, eucalyptus. Not a great bargain ($26), but I'd buy this again.
4/1/2010 12:09:00 AM - Hi there - I really enjoy your tasting notes. I see you've tasted both the '95 and '96 Mouton. I opened a bottle of '95 last week and found it pretty tight. There wasn't a lot going on. Have you found the '96 to be a wine readier for drinking? I've only one bottle of the '96 and I'd hate it to go the route of the '95 (which seemed like it needed another 5-10 yrs). Thanks in advance for the input.