1981 Mouton Rothschild Pauillac
The wine has beautiful depth of colour, almost black with a blueish tint. The nose is complex, with notes of blackberry and redcurrant and a touch of smoke, revealing still discreet oak. The attack is full and generous, while the tannins elegantly enfold flavours of liquorice, mocha and vanilla. The finish is long and flavoursome, full of freshness and fruit, set off by delicious touches of toast. A vintage as elegant as it is promising.
This came from a very pristine magnum bottle. I must say the 81 surprised me a lot the profile is almost similar to Mouton Rothschild 82; typical strong dark fruit on the nose, coupled with elegant pencil lead shaving. The palette had loads of dark berry fruits, which surprised me as 81 wasn't a good Pauillac vintage, but I liked the intense fruits. The only problem was that the wine sustained itself for 1.5 hrs strongly, but then it suddenly fell off the cliff and faded all of a sudden.
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