99 points James Suckling
What an awe-inspiring nose of currants, shaved lead pencil, white truffles and earth. It’s full-bodied and enveloped by silky tannins that lead to an earthy, long finish. Old, traditional Bordeaux with soul and remarkable complexity. Sensational. (10/2015)
95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Wow, this is an exceptional bottle of Mouton ’85, one that had been kept in perfect conditions, i.e. at the chateau until April ’08 and subsequently opened dining with my boss and his family at “The Square”. The nose is simple sublime, marked by soft, earthy red-berried fruits, hints of cigar box and graphite with a bewitching sense of delineation and natural grace that I have note noticed on previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied, beautifully balanced and graceful and whilst never as ambitious as the following vintage Mouton, is content just to satiate the imbiber. Wonderful fresh, tobacco-led finish and superb length. It put a smile on my boss’s face – that is what wine should do. I have a feeling that unless another bottle is proffered at the chateau, this might be the best Mouton ’85 I will ever drink! Drink now-2020. Tasted June 2008.
Stored in a professional climate controlled wine facility on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since release.
Base neck/top shoulder fill level.
Capsule has a tiny hole in the side on the rear of the bottle (visible in photos)
Label is excellent. Capsule is tight and with minimal corrosion.
The bottle shown is the exact bottle you will receive.