What a nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, minerals and graphite. Full-bodied and extremely fine and polished. Sexy and ethereal. Harmony. A little salty. Fabulous 2012. Pure silk.
...a beautifully opulent great Mouton in its richness & succulent fruits... combines structure & obvious new-wood aging with hugely ripe black plum & currant flavors... great tannic structure in the background to give the sense of power...
It is quite showy on the nose... pure black cherries, graphite & hints of cold slate-like scents... beautifully balanced with great vim & vigor... vivacious, vivid & delineated with wonderful focus and impressive persistence on the finish.
This has a stunningly pure core of plum, black currant and black cherry fruit, with supple yet long structure that has melded wonderfully already. Anise, violet and cassis notes pour in on the finish.
. One of the richest, most powerful 2012s readers will come across, the Mouton boasts striking aromatics and overall density. Mocha, chocolate, graphite, smoke, licorice and dark-fleshed fruits all meld together in the glass
Grown-up and very much a first growth. Rich, sweet and well balanced though without real pzazz. Correct and sensitive. Fine and refined. Measured, I'd say, is the keyword...