As always it has an impressive color, deep dark black ruby with a youthful purple hue. Aromatic nose with hints of black currant with distinctive oak and toast overtones. Full, smooth and integrated it displays impressive weight and concentration, along with a balanced acidty, which keeps it fresh and vibrant. Well crafted with distinctive wood, chocolate, vanilla and mineral undertones on a long lingering finish. 95 points JKW04/11
Taken from JKW en primeur tasting descriptions.
The wine is a dark and intense red. With Cabernet Sauvignon predominant, Mouton Rothschild 2010 displays a complex range of aromas. From lightly toasted vanilla notes, the nose opens with airing to develop fruit aromas, especially blackcurrant and black cherry. The attack shows great complexity, while powerful and well-integrated tannins reveal exceptional depth and roundness. A fresh and mineral finish rounds off this highly elegant wine. Mouton Rothschild 2010 stands out for its remarkable length and harmony.
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 94%, Merlot 6%
2010 was a dry and relatively cool year, with an ideal amount of sunshine and a few showers at just the right time, in mid-June and early September. A dry and cool spring was followed by a generally dry summer with some very hot spells. The harvest took place in excellent conditions between 28 September and 13 October. Naturally concentrated, the grapes were small and their juice, rich and highly coloured, displayed good acidity.
The wine is a dark and intense red with a blueish tint. With Cabernet Sauvignon predominant, it displays a complex range of aromas. From lightly toasted vanilla notes, the nose opens with airing to reveal fruit aromas, especially blackcurrant and black cherry. Powerful and well-integrated tannins reveal exceptional depth and roundness on the palate, ending on a fresh and mineral finish.
Length, elegance, harmony: Mouton Rothschild 2010 promises to be a remarkable vintage – and a worthy successor to the 2009!
Harvest 29 september to 13 October