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Community Tasting Notes (74) Avg Score: 92.9 points

  • Some say: drink great wines in small vintages and small wines in great vintages...
    This is a great example of how you can have a spectacular 1er grand cru without mortgaging your home... Wine is still very young and primary, plenty of blackberry at the first smell, tannic mouth. Already enjoyable will probably last a few more decades

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  • from magnum. decanted 4-6 hours.

    generally backwards, closed, shut down. the quality is evident from the strict structure and tannin. however it's not particularly pleasant at this stage. there's fruit but it's being strangled by the tannin atm.

    let's all be patient and look again in about 20 years.

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  • 78/12/9/1 Cabernet/Merlot/Cab Franc/ Petit Verdot. Decanted and poured, tasted over the course of two hours. Immediately shows it's pedigree on the nose, beautiful bouquet of dried red flowers, forest floor, black plum pith, fresh lavender, herbs. Palate soft and balanced, layers to match the nose, tannins show power and elegance, and then the finish is superb, showing new layers 10 seconds after and lasting 30-45 seconds. 30 minutes after decanting, it opened up more and showed even better. Probably would have needed several hours after that if there's another level to reach. Fantastic wine, not quite that "best ever" feeling that you might get from a special vintage, could be more mid-palate depth if you want to split hairs. Overall though, worthy of it's reputation and the best of the three First Growth bottles that I've tasted.

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  • Decanted for four hours and this beauty is balanced, smooth and became richer and more complex as the dinner progressed. Black fruit, licorice, cassis, cappuccino, sweet forest cedar, currant, and a bit of graphite evolve into a classically structured, exquisitely balanced, and gorgeous wine that is wonderful now and will remain so for many decades.

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  • Tasted blind. Obviously too young by about a decade. Lots of green cedar, sous-bois. Very structured, layers of black fruit and very fine tannins. With air started giving off espresso notes. Should be a real winner in 10 years.

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Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    7/20/2006, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Chateau Mouton-Rothschild) Classic nose of tobacco, tar, cassis, lead pencil and some spicy oak. Incredible amount of red fruits on the palate with huge structure and great defintion on the midpalate that extended to the finish. Long finish. Lots of stuff to chew on here. This has really fleshed out and gained weight since I tasted it out of barrel. Classic.

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