Château Lafite & Château Mouton: Notable Wines in our Collection
As premier fine wine providers in Hong Kong, we offer a selection of some of the finest wines available on the market. Here are our tasting notes on just a few of the many fine wines we have on offer, including Rothschild vintages from Châteaus Mouton and Lafite.
Château Mouton Rothschild 1986
Exhibiting an admirable mid-palate, stuffing and fatness, low acidity, and ripe, sweet tannin, this will be one of the more forward, seductive Château Moutons produced over the last two decades. As the wine sat in the glass, notes of new saddle leather, coconut, and smoke emerged. This should be an uncommonly precocious, delicious Château Mouton-Rothschild.
Château Cheval Blanc 1990
One of my favorite Cheval Blancs, it remains to be seen if the 1998, 2000, and 2008 will live up to this offering. It is the ripest wine of the aforementioned vintages, with a complex bouquet of tobacco leaf, Christmas fruitcake, sweet black fruits, bordering on fig and plum, but no hint of overripeness, and notions of new saddle leather, mint, and incense. The gorgeously expressive aromatics are followed by a full-bodied wine revealing abundant glycerin as well as elevated alcohol, but it is not hot, and nothing is out of place. Expansive, rich, and revealing the nuances and complexity that come from bottle age, it is at its peak of maturity where it should remain for another 10-15 years.!
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (183)
Château Lafite Rothschild 2005!
While the 2005 is another brilliantly classic Château Lafite Rothschild, for my taste, it comes in slightly behind their extraordinarily opulent 2003 as well as the dramatically powerful 2000. A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot, the 2005 boasts a dark ruby/purple color in addition to that exceptional Château Lafite perfume of graphite, spring flowers, crushed rocks, and sweet black cherry and blackcurrant fruit that exudes class and nobility. The wine is medium-bodied with extremely high levels of tannin in addition to sensational purity, length, and overall harmony. However, it is exceptionally backward, with even more tannic than either the 1995 or 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050+!
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176)
Château Haut-Brion 2009
What a blockbuster effort! Atpically powerful, one day, the 2009 Haut Brion may be considered to be the 21st century version of the 1959. It is an extraordinarily complex, concentrated effort made from a blend of 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc with the highest alcohol ever achieved at this estate, 14.3%. Even richer than the perfect 1989, with similar technical numbers although slightly higher extract and alcohol, it offers up a sensational perfume of subtle burning of ambers, unlit cigar tobacco, charcoal, black raspberries, wet gravel, plums, figs and blueberries. There is so much going on in the aromatics that one almost hesitates to stop smelling it. However, when it hits the palate, it is hardly a letdown. This uncfuously textured, full- bodied 2009 posesses low acidity along with stunning extract and remarkable clarity of a wine with a pH close to 4.0. The good news is that there are 10,500 for a cases of the 2009, one of the most compelling examples of Haut-Brion ever made. It requires a decade of cellaring and should last a half century or more. Readers who have loved the complexity of Haut-Brion should be prepared for a bigger, richer, more massive wine, but one that does not lose any of its prodigious aromatic altractions.!
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate!
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