Château Mouton Rothschild 2003 Paulliac
Origin: Paulliac, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Blend: cabernet sauvignon (76%), merlot (14%), cabernet franc (8%), petit verdot (2%)
The wine has a beautifully intense, garnet hue and a highly refined nose, rather typical of Cabernet, on aromas of blackcurrant and cedarwood along with caramel and stewed fruit.
The attack is lush, the palate rich, on stylish, well-rounded tannins; fruit flavours rub shoulders with spice, Havana cigar and eucalyptus. The finish is very expressive, long and powerful, harmonious and silky.
Mouton Rothschild 2003 is one of the great successes of recent years.