February 3, 2020 - Immediately approachable, showing excellent development with dominant secondary characteristics. Nose of leather and spice. Notes of sweet red fruit, violet, graphite and black pepper, seamless and creamy mouthfeel, and a very long finish. Sweet, fine-grained tannins. Outperformed all expectations.
February 3, 2020 - Mouton in a first window of drinkability. Needed 5 h of decant. Very fresh , cool, structured wine. Lovely tertiary aromas wave after wave. The whloe Paulliac thing in a medium body with good finish. Will wait min 5 years for the next bottle. There will be more in the glass 95 +
January 10, 2020 - Tasting with some crazy geeks (@Private location, Solingen): *** Brief notes for my own memory, no CT rating. Points expressed are only rough guidelines ***
Popped and poured. Still young, would have benefitted from decanting. Glimpse of Mouton nose with cigarbox and leather. Very young on the palate, sexy and seductive. Beautiful, silky texture. Long and lingering. 94-95
December 13, 2019 - We celebrated the 1995 vintage with this magnificent Mouton, a Cos d'Estournel and an Insignia (magnum). Of the three this was the best.
I believe that this wine has gotten better since the last time we enjoyed it.
Once it opened up (yes, it still needs a bit of decanting), the beautiful dark fruit was evident on the nose. as was the cedar, earth, graphite. On the palette, it was stunning - with that perfect hint of sweetness. And the finish - it went on and on and on. This was a beautifully balanced wine that screams out superlatives.
The Insignia was really, really good but sadly faded in stretch. The Cos was darn good but not up to the standards of the Mouton. Had this been a horse race, the Monton was Secretariat.
I believe the Mouton has better days ahead of it, and might even merit the term "other worldly." We look forward to enjoying the remaining bottles.
November 28, 2019 - Bright red and youthful in appearance. Nose of graphite, black tea and cherry. Started off with tart cherry, as it opened up the nose deepened and more savory flavors of grilled herbs and dark fruits. Integrated tannins. Drinking very well now
November 28, 2019 - Yep that’s the stuff. Tart tart cherry. Started out a little muted due to temperature then really came alive. Nose was all violets and floral notes. Intoxicating. Dark raspberry, finish will last a lifetime. Touch of dark cherry, earth, and savory grilling spices. Rosemary.
November 16, 2019 - This bottle seems to be just entering its drinking window. Served blind after a few hour decant the quality here was very evident but I feel this will only be getting better. Revisit in 5 years.
September 8, 2019 - this was good but surprinsingly needed some time in the decanter to really open up. perhaps its in a bit of a close down phase? nevertheless this really came out with a bang once it opened up. tannins were relatively soft and the finish nice
July 31, 2019 - There is a bit more strictness and severity to the wine that is becoming more apparent over the years. The wine has power, loads of tannin, and the fruit is ripe, but the increasing austerity that is an issue with many 1995 Bordeaux wines is something to take note of.
July 16, 2019 - This was a difficult bottle, not as good as the one tasted in 2015 from the same cellar. The tannins were on the drier side, and the aromatics didn’t shine like they should in a Mouton. It was a meaty, masculine wine with good Pauillac typicity and some generosity and warmth, but tasting blind I did not guess that this was a Premier Grand Cru Classé.