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Mouton Rothschild

75 IB 1 0 4300 -
Tasting Notes for Mouton Rothschild, 2001:
A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the opaque purple-colored, chunky 2001 Mouton-Rothschild does not possess the finesse and stature often achieved by this first-growth. It offers a tell-tale cassis-scented nose, and a monolithic, medium to full-bodied style with relatively high, austere tannin in the finish (a characteristics I also noticed in cask). A dry, angular, backward effort for the vintage, it should be forgotten for at least a decade. LetŐs hope the fruit continues to expand and sweeten, but thatŐs no sure thing
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2013-2025


75 IB 2 0 3980 -
Tasting Notes for Margaux, 2001:
Performing well from bottle, Chateau Margaux's 2001, which is somewhat reminiscent of both the 1985 and 1999, is an elegant, seamlessly constructed effort with a deep ruby/purple color, and a beautiful nose of flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, and cedar. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc, this forward, opulent beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. This is one of the most elegant wines of the vintage Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 2004-2024

Haut Brion

75 IB 1 0 3550 -
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 2001:
James Suckling Wine Spectator: (95-100) Stephen Tanzer: (91-93) Wine Advocate #146 (Apr 2003) Robert Parker (93-95) points. The 2001 Haut Brion has added weight, flesh, and substance. It is not as dense or powerful as the 2000, but it is as noble and potentially as complex. A blend of 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Cabernet Franc, it is more evolved and slightly lighter than its fleshier, fuller-bodied sibling, the 2000. A moderately intense perfume of iron, sweet and sour cherries, earth, smoke, black currants, plums, and licorice is followed by a medium-bodied wine with excellent purity, fine density, supple tannin, and a long, persistent finish. Haut-Brion's 2001 represents only 50% of the production. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.
Parker Points:  -
Drinking Period:  -
2001 Margaux, Magnums 150 DP 0 1 - 670
Wine List Last Updated: 15/12/2017 17:26:02