Very warm, full-bodied with spices - lovely for drinking by a fire. — 2 days ago
getting better... deep ruby red color.. earthy nose, full bodied on the entry with a smooth finish — 18 hours ago
Medium-deep ruby color.
Aromas of cherry, tomato leaf.
Dry. Flavors of red cherry, tomato leaf, orange zest, rosemary, peppercorn. Medium-rich, firm tannins.
Finish: 4/5 — 5 days ago
Deep ruby color.
Aromas of dark fruit, floral, blackberry leaf.
Dry. Flavors of blackberry, blackcurrant, black pepper, thyme, rosemary, roasted meat. Medium-rich, chewy tannins.
Finish: 4/5 — a month ago
Happy birthday honey. 🎂🥳🎉❤️
The Chateau that got my wife Sofia to finally love Bordeaux (1995). Expected more from the this property in 2000. But 2000 is still either the stubborn I think it is or just not as good as critically advertised. 20 years in bottle and think it needs at least 10 more years. Also, a touch of v/a-bandaid. It has nice balance with soft ￼fruit & earth. It just lacks the wow factor for the property & vintage. Maybe, it is in a dumb faze. But, I’ve been waiting 20 years for 2000 to come out of its shell. I love this property but it is not up to its reputation…even for lesser vintages. It might be outstanding in another 20. This bottle is a little flawed and perhaps maybe (?) a better 2nd day wine. Tonight it is leaner than I would expect. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, poached strawberries. Sweet lead pencil, charcoal, volcanic ash, spice, nutmeg, some cinnamon, vanillin, dry tobacco, sandalwood, limestone, dry crushed rocks , dry pebbles, dark, rich earth w/ dry leaves, dry herbs, hints of Worcestershire sauce, moist clay, withering mid floral bouquet with excellent acidity and a wire to wire finish that is balanced, nicely tensioned and elegance that lasts minutes. One of the few slightly flawed bottles in 25 plus yrs of collecting. I can count them on just over one-hand.
Picture of Sofia picking the 2012 Mouton Rothschild Merlot. — a month ago
A beautiful wine — 23 days ago
Very drinkable. Quite lovely blend of smooth, rich flavors. Let it air a bit before consuming. — 14 days ago
Deep ruby color.
Aromas of cherry, earth, leather, peppercorn.
Dry. Flavors cherry, plum, earth, leather, peppercorn, tobacco. Medium-rich, chewy tannins.
Finish: 4/5 — 20 days ago
I’ve had three bottles of this in the cellar for the last few years and, for no particular reason, haven’t touched them. Tonight I thought I’d pull the cork on one to enjoy with Manchego and Serrano ham, as an appetiser ahead of some Spanish cuisine at home tonight. I can’t recall where I bought these, but they weren’t expensive - and this wine certainly overdelivers for the price. It has a classical, fresh bouquet of blanched almonds, nectarines, and clementines. The palate is medium bodied, juicy, saline and fresher still, with a hint of orange bitters on the finish. Enjoyable stuff! — 2 months ago