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Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends
Other Info: Collectible Wines, Great Wine Gift
Item no. 7360
The wine has a fine, garnet color with a slightly orange tinge. The nose is immediately rich and complete, combining notes of old leather, blackcurrant and humus with torrefaction notes of coffee, mocha, toast and smoke. Fresh on the palate, it shows good structure on fine tannins, pleasantly underpinned by elegant oak and delicious cherry liqueur, cherry pit and caramel notes. The finish lingers on a pleasant impression of oak and vanilla, full of refinement and charm.
Mouton comes through again. Impressive '93, deep in color and full-bodied, boasting plenty of currant, black cherry, mint and toast character. Well crafted, showing depth for this vintage.
After less than persuasive performances in two potentially great years, 1989 and 1990, Mouton-Rothschild appears to have settled down, producing fine efforts in recent vintages, culminating with the enormously promising, unquestionably profound 1995. The 1993 is a beautifully made wine which could be considered a sleeper of the vintage. The wine boasts a dark purple color, followed by a sweet, pain grillee, roasted nut, and cassis-scented bouquet that is just beginning to open. In the mouth, the wine may not possess the body and volume of a vintage such as 1990 or 1989, but there is more richness of fruit, a sweet, ripe, pureness to the wine, as well as medium body and outstanding balance.