The 2013 Mouton Rothschild is the best of the Medoc first-growths in this vintage.
It was the smallest crop at Mouton since 1969, even smaller than their 1991.
Only 45% of the crop made it into the final blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc.
One of the few 2013s to reveal serious depth, it displays a dense saturated ruby/purple color along with spicy creme de cassis, licorice and forest floor characteristics.
Elegant, medium-bodied and more concentrated than most of its peers, it even reveals some tannins, suggesting 2-5 years of bottle age may be needed.
It should last for 15-20 years. Kudos to administrator Philippe Dhalluin.