1953 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I remember a friend of mine decanting a magnum of the 1953 and sticking it under my nose to share with me the incredible bouquet. In addition to the exotic aromas of soy sauce, new saddle leather, cassis, herbs, and spices, the 1953 offers a deep ruby color with some amber at the edge. Sweet and fat, with voluptuously-textured fruit, this low acid wine has no noticeable tannin. While it may be living dangerously, it is a decadent treat if it is drunk immediately after decanting. (RP)
Another outstanding vintage, with characteristic cassis flavor and chocolate, currant and cedar nuances, as well as an herbaceous note that blends well with the lovely, sweet fruit flavor on the long finish.--Mouton-Rothschild vertical.
100 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "A mahogany core with tawny rim. The nose is sublime, a paradigm of finesse and elegance with brilliant definition and clarity. A touch of mint, then fig, a hint of mocha - the nose is constantly evolving. I could inhale this all day. The palate has a smooth entry and leads to an utterly harmonious palate. Good weight, intense rather than powerful with balletic poise. Feminine, graceful. A complete wine. Tasted September 2005."