Saturday, 27 June 2009

Mouton



I learnt that Chateau Mouton Rothschild is not named after a sheep.
This revered wine is in the top five wines available to mankind! Famous artists illustrate the labels for this estate. The ground is practically sacred and it is obvious that nothing is spared in the making of the wine on this illustrious property.

We were treated like royalty by the staff who were expecting us arriving by bicycle. A tour round followed by a tasting from a special half bottle of Mouton 2008 opened for us.
The cellars underneath the chateau are very atmospheric and we also visited the old wooden vats which are still in use to this day! fantastic.

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2008
vibrant ruby red with elegant soft fruit and aromatic vanilla nose. Lovely blackcurrant and plum with floral violet notes and savoury toast on the palate. it is very well balanced and smooth with long, textured tannins.
Excellent!

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