Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1985
|Brand||Chateau Mouton Rothschild|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux Blend|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained|
The rich, complex, well-developed bouquet of oriental spices, toasty oak, herbs, and ripe fruit is wonderful. On the palate, the wine is also rich, forward, long, and sexy. It ranks behind both Haut-Brion and Chateau Margaux in 1985. I am surprised by how evolved and ready to drink this wine is. Readers looking for a big, boldly constructed Mouton should search out other vintages, as this is a tame, forward, medium-weight wine that is close to full maturity. It is capable of lasting another 15 years. This estate compares their 1985 to their 1959, but to me it is more akin to their 1962 or 1953.
Winespectator / James Suckling (89)
Surprisingly elegant, with lovely tobacco, cherry and berry aromas that blossom on the palate. Moderately soft tannins and a sweet, fruity finish. All finesse and ready to drink.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.