The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
Quite a bit deeper in colour than the Petit Eglise, pungent stalky, damsons, lovely and intense. Textured, lively, so much fruit, concentrated. It has deft touch on the grip. The oak is prominent at the moment, but this is classy. 92-94/100 - 2022-2040. Nickolls & Perks - W J Gardener Decanter 18/20
Not many bottles were made of this outstanding wine, but they are drinking fabulously well and should do so for some years yet! 1998 at Chateau Mouton Rothschild was a winemakers vintage; imperfect weather conditions forced stricter selection and careful blending of batches to create a wine worthy of the estate! The blend in the 98 is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% C…
Antonio Galloni 90-93/100 The Wine Spectator 92-95/100 James Suckling 96-97/100 Jeff Leve 94-96/100 Neal Martin 92-94/100 Decanter 95/100
Very full plum, the nose is reasonably responsive black cassis some chocolate, very pleasant entree here, delicate and supple, like the style here, its a little lighter than some, earlier drinking, and an excellent result. Classy finish. 92-94/100 - 2024-2040. Nickolls & Perks - W J Gardener. Decanter 17.25/20 NM 93-95/100