Château Mouton Rothschild 2015 is incredibly impressive on entering the mouth, with deep notes of blackberry preserves, plum pudding, cassis cream and grilled meats. There are also touches of cinnamon and hints of dried roses, cigars and cultivated land. On the palate it has a medium to full body, full of ripe fruits, and an incredible structure of very mature and firm tannins, a perfect freshness and an enormously lingering finish. It will take 7 to 8 years to refine in the bottle, and will then be perfect for the next 30 years.
Château Mouton Rothschild 2014 is a wine that, as you open it, hits you with beautiful black cherries, cranberries, cedars and withered rose petals. On the palate it has a medium body, and is smooth and silky on entering the mouth. It is absolutely seductive, precise and focused. It will need 5 to 7 years to give 100% of itself, and then it will be absolutely delicious and can be enjoyed over the next two or three decades.
Château Mouton Rothschild 2013 is the best of the Premier Cru of this vintage. It was the smallest harvest obtained by the Château, which vinified only 45% of the harvest. The wine has a great depth, offering spicy cassis creams and liquorice, and a base note of undergrowth. On the palate it is elegant with a medium body, and reveals a good structure of tannins. It will take 2 to 5 years after bottling to reach its optimum and can be enjoyed for the next 15-20 years.
Château Mouton Rothschild 2012 is a wine with intense fruity aromas of pure bigarreau cherries, graphite and mineral touches reminiscent of slate, and accompanied by hints of seaweed. On the palate it is perfectly balanced. It is lively and vigorous and its persistence is impressively lingering and delicious. A wine with an enormous ageing potential that can be enjoyed over the coming decades.