2002 Château Mouton Rothschild - Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottiglia (0,75 litri)
Super 2006 vintage in top quality Chateau Mouton Rothschild
97/100 Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker 96/100
At the time it was shown as a barrel sample in early 2007, this was the best wine of 2006. That accolade remains. It has all the power of the Cabernet Sauvignon in Pauillac, which was the greatest success of the vintage. That power comes from the dense tannins as well as the black plum and spice flavors and minerality. The texture becomes velvet, giving a final richness, but never losing its long aging potential. In a year that is good, but not at the top, Mouton has made a great wine.