Château Mouton-Rothschild, Ch. Mouton Rothschild, 1994
1 x 0.750L
91 / 100 Robert Parker After less than persuasive performances in two potentially great years, 1989 and 1990, Mouton-Rothschild appears to have settled down, producing fine efforts in recent vintages, culminating with the enormously promising, unquestionably profound 1995. The 1994 appears to be the finest Mouton-Rothschild made following the 1986 and before the 1995's conception. The wine exhibits a dense, saturated purple color, followed by a classic Mouton nose of sweet black fruits intermingled with smoke, pain grillee, spice, and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, with outstanding concentration, a layered feel, plenty of tannin, and rich, concentrated fruit, this wine is similar to the fine 1988. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. By the way, the Dutch artist, Appel, has created a gorgeous label for the 1994. Although Mouton-Rothschild can be among the most inconsistent first-growths, when this estate gets everything right, the wine can be as compelling as any produced in Bordeaux. Wine Advocate #109 Feb 1997
89 / 100 Wine Spectator Very good Mouton, but not outstanding; lacks a bit of fruit in the center palate. Good dark ruby color, with lovely mineral, spice and currant aromas. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a light, fruity finish. Drink now through 2003. http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/not..
17 / 20 Jancis Robinson A curious wine this, with bottle deposit lining the inside of the bottle and by far the most sediment. Crimson and a relatively light rim. Big, sweet but rather simple, so much so that the acidity is rather showcased. Solid, earthbound, sweet and flattering to the taster but not flattered by being next to the much more engaging, subtler Lafite. http://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/search?keywords=mou..