Chateau Mouton Rothchild, Pauillac, 750 ml, 1988
93 pts James Suckling, 92 pts Wine Spectator The wine has an intense, garnet red colour with a coppery tint and a highly refined nose, mingling attractive floral notes of lily and lilac with more complex aromas of vanilla, liquorice, tobacco and chocolate, then some more mineral notes that emerge with airing. Full on the palate, its tannins are enfolded in a stylish structure that melts into a rich array of flavours in which kirsch and blackcurrant liqueur combine with coffee, caramel and a touch of menthol. The finish is fresh and well-balanced, pleasantly long, combining power and refinement. A classic Pauillac.