The wine has a deep, dark color with a garnet hue. The elegant and complex nose opens on wild berry aromas. With airing, notes of pepper, blackcurrant bud and dried flowers bring a satisfying sensation of harmonious complexity. The attack is fresh,clear-cut and well-structured, leading into a dense and full-bodied mid-palate on fresh fruit flavors. Refined and mature tannins coat the palate, leaving an enduring impression of smoothness. A packed and balanced finish confirms that this is a wine full of promise.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
97+ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Mouton Rothschild has one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at 90%, with 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Very deep purple-black in color, the nose is already singing of crushed black currants, warm blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of violets, star anise, cinnamon stick and cloves plus wafts of pencil lead and unsmoked cigars. Medium-bodied, wonderfully delicate yet intense in the mouth (gaining some richness in the mid-palate on my second taste two and a half weeks later), it has super fine-grained, smooth tannins and incredible freshness, finishing very long with tons of tightly wound layers. Wow. This vintage is going to be very long-lived in the cellar!