Château Mouton Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Bordeaux Contrôlée Aile d'Argent 2003

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Restrained nose. Very nice. Chocolate. Bracing acidity. Very long. Medium tannins. Complex but lighter, and bright. Read more

This beautifully made wine could be considered a sleeper of the vintage. The wine boasts a dark purple color, followed by a sweet, pain grilleacute... Read more

After less than persuasive performances in two potentially great years, 1989 and 1990, Mouton-Rothschild appears to have settled down, producing fi... Read more

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
05/15/2009

Restrained nose. Very nice. Chocolate. Bracing acidity. Very long. Medium tannins. Complex but lighter, and bright.


External Reviews for Château Mouton Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Bordeaux Contrôlée Aile d'Argent

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This beautifully made wine could be considered a sleeper of the vintage. The wine boasts a dark purple color, followed by a sweet, pain grilleacute;, roasted nut, and cassis-scented bouquet that is just beginning to open. In the mouth, the wine may not possess the body and volume of a vintage such as 1990 or 1989, but there is more richness of fruit, a sweet, ripe, pureness to the wine, as well as medium body and outstanding balance. This moderately tannic, well-focused, surprisingly rich 1993 is capable of 15ndash;20 years of evolution. Anticipated maturity: 2004ndash;2015.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

After less than persuasive performances in two potentially great years, 1989 and 1990, Mouton-Rothschild appears to have settled down, producing fine efforts in recent vintages, culminating with the enormously promising, unquestionably profound 1995. The 1994 appears to be the finest Mouton-Rothschild made following the 1986 and before the 1995rsquo;s conception. The wine exhibits a dense, saturated purple color, followed by a classic Mouton nose of sweet black fruits intermingled with smoke, pain grilleacute;, spice and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, with outstanding concentration, a layered feel, plenty of tannin, and rich, concentrated fruit, this wine is similar to the fine 1988. Anticipated maturity: 2005ndash;2025.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

In a rainy harvest, there are the people who panic and pick while the fruit is still diluted, and the people who wait. With a fine terroir, waiting is often the best defense against the weather. And by the smell of the rsquo;94 Mouton, these are the people who waited. The wine shows a super maturity straight through. Itrsquo;s filled with potent, luscious, roasted fruit flavors. New oak boosts the richness further with caramelized sweetness. The wine is quite pretty, but it lacks the extra dimension of a first in this vintage.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This wine is evolving into one of Mouton-Rothschildrsquo;s greatest vintages. It boasts an inky purple color, as well as a powerful, blockbuster nose of explosively jammy cassis intermingled with toasty new oak, minerals, and spice. The wine is layered, with extraordinary depth, richness, glycerin, and length. This is undoubtedly the most exciting Mouton since the 1986, with a more precocious, up-front character than that wine. A formidable tannin level combined with low acidity (the winersquo;s PH is around 3.8), and magnificent layers of fruit suggest the 1995 will be approachable after bottling, but I expect it to close down after 6ndash;7 years in the bottle, not to reemerge for 15ndash;20 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005ndash;2030.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dark purple black in color. Complex aromas of mineral, licorice, lead pencil and blackberry follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a caressing, pretty finish. Has a lovely texture. Shows elegance and refinement. Best after 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Complex aromas of tobacco, cedar, berry and currants. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and ripe tannins. Not as good as a barrel sample tasted earlier, but still outstanding for the vintage. Best after 2009.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dark-colored, with intense aromas of blackberries, tar and spice, and toasted oak notes as well. Full-bodied, with very silky tannins and a chewy, ripe fruit-accented finish. An impressive Mouton. Better in 1999.


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Winemaker's Notes:

2003 vintage red Wine by Chateau Mouton Rothschild from Bordeaux, France

2003 vintage red Wine by Chateau Mouton Rothschild from Bordeaux, France

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Sugar: 2.60 g/l grams per liter

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