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    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945
    Pauillac
    2ts, 1vhs, 3lbsl
    Bottle (3)
    "Great sheen and lightening now but great shaded ruby. Chocolate and rich rum toffees on the nose - halfway to a Vin Doux Naturel - almost rancio! Cleans up in the glass. Really sweet and intense and you can really see the relation with 1961 - a great hot concentrated vintage. With amazing depth. Made at the end of the war with Philippe in his prime. Very clean but amazingly rich and intense. Life and zest and lilies and treacle but great energy. So long and rich and peacock's tail. So different from the elegance of the 1953 Lafite and much richer than the Latour 1961." (20pts JR, Oct 2009)

    "A consistent 100-point wine (only because my point scale stops at that number), the 1945 Mouton-Rothschild is truly one of the immortal wines of the century. This wine is easily identifiable because of its remarkably exotic, over-ripe, sweet nose of black fruits, coffee, tobacco, mocha, and Asian spices. It is an extraordinarily dense, opulent, and rich wine, with layers of creamy fruit, behaveing more like a 1947 Pomerol than a structured, powerful, and tannic 1945. The wine finishes with a 60+ second display of ripe fruit, extract, and sweet tannin. This remarkably youthful wine (only light amber at the edge) is mindboggling! Will it last another 50 years?" (100 pts. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book 3rd Ed. , Jan. 1998)


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