Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1985
WA93: I continue to be surprised, even shocked, by how evolved and easy to drink this wine is. This might well be another example of a 1985 that turns out to resemble the property's glorious 1953. Mouton's 1985 exhibits a powerful fragrance of herbs, smoke, roasted cassis fruit, and spice. While not a blockbuster, the wine is medium-bodied, extremely precocious, soft, and ripe, with gobs of lovely blackcurrant fruit, low acidity, and a lush texture. Because of its forward, succulent, seductive personality I would not hesitate to open a bottle now, yet it should last for at least 15-20 more years.