Mouton Cadet Blanc Bordeaux 2009
In an elegant bouquet of flavors, it thus unites several fine Bordeaux appellations renowned for their white grape varieties. Through its fruit, roundness and complexity, the gifts of generous Nature and the work of human hands, Mouton Cadet White expresses all the richness and diversity of one of the world's foremost winegrowing areas.
This is a very enjoyable white bordeaux. Straw, grass, lemons, and minerals. I was very skeptical when I purchased it because it is so low end and mass produced (and cheap), but I was extremely surprised by how much I enjoyed it... it seemed to get better with each sip (unlike some sav blancs from, say, New Zealand which fatigue the palate with their over the topness). Not a white I'd pay $20 or $30 for, but for $10, it's terrific.
Clear golden yellow in color, the nose is obviously lemon with unripened melon-y notes. The characteristic spritzy sensation dominates the forward palate while herbaceous grassy flavors, twangs of lychee and mineral round out the palate. The finish is short and easy-going but leans very much towards boring. Admittedly, this IS one of Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s more junior brands, but come on! Really? To say this stuff is only barely borderline drinkable is to be overly kind.
External Reviews for Mouton Cadet Blanc Bordeaux
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, this easy-drinking white works just as well on its own as it does with food.
A good white Bordeaux does not have to cost a fortune. This one has lots of Sauvignon character, with grass, celery and toasted oak. Medium-to-full-bodied, with good acidity and plenty of fruit on the finish.
Lightly perfumed, this white Bordeaux shows the fresh character of the 2006 vintage. The acidity is poised, lifted and goes well with the pink grapefruit flavors. Drink this summer.
The year is a fine one for white Bordeaux, and this vintage of white Mouton-Cadet takes good advantage of the fresh, herbaceous character, with an added citrus tang, and spiced up with some aromatic Muscadelle.
Crisp and focused, with a nice touch of richness, straightforward and appealing lemon, herbal and grassy flavors. Drink now.
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