Château Mouton Rothschild

Originally named Château Brane-Mouton, Château Mouton Rothschild was purchased by Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853 at which point he renamed the infamous estate. While the Pauillac based Chateau is currently one of only five wines to hold the esteemed Premier Cru Classé status, this was not always the case. It was not until 1973, some 118 years after the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, that Chateau Mouton Rothschild was recognized as one of the elite wines of Bordeaux according to our Chateau Mouton Rothschild reviews. The Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard includes 205 acres of vines planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (11%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%). In 1922, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild’s great-grandson Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over operations at Chateau Mouton Rothschild winery and was the first to introduce on premise chateau bottling. In 1946 Baron Philippe decided to have the label of each vintage designed by a famous artist from that particular year, a practice that continues today. In 1988, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild succeeded her father Baron Philippe and has continued the tradition of excellence that Chateau Mouton Rothschild wines represent. Our Chateau Mouton Rothschild ratings indicate that these wines are still some of the most expensive, as well as most revered, in the existence.

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Château Mouton Rothschild 2010 Red (Pauillac)

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A dense, smooth and opulent wine bursting with ripe Cabernet Sauvignon flavors. It’s regal and well structured, balancing the natural exuberance of Mouton with a more severe side. This is a wine with power, yet not without its charms from the fruitiness and final acidity. This great wine will age many, many years.  — R.V.  (5/1/2013)
98
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Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 Barrel Sample Red (Pauillac)

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97-99 Barrel sample. A wonderfully structured wine,it combines impressive purity of fruit with delicious, mouth-watering acidity, The dry structure holds this elegant structure perfectly in place. A great success.  — R.V.  (8/9/2010)
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Château Mouton Rothschild 2013 Barrel Sample Red (Pauillac)

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96–98. Barrel Sample. This is a powerful and dense wine, with ripe and rich berry fruit notes. It’s balanced, showing strong tannins in harmony with concentrated fruit. It is rich, generous in texture and sure to age well.  — R.V.  (4/4/2014)
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Château Mouton Rothschild 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Pauillac)

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96–98. Barrel sample. This powerful, impressive wine is comprised of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon. It's seriously structured, with loads of black currants and dark tannin, and revels on the finish with the juicy, fresh acidity of this vintage. A fine Mouton, this is the first vintage produced in the chateau’s new cellar.  — R.V.  (4/11/2013)
97
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Château Mouton Rothschild 2010 Barrel Sample Red (Pauillac)

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96-98. An impressively powerful wine, its tannins dense, while still retaining softness. The wine has the acme of elegance, with its great Cabernet Sauvignon flavors (94%), while hinting at spice and tannins.  — R.V.  (6/25/2011)
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Château Mouton Rothschild 2006 Red (Pauillac)

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At the time it was shown as a barrel sample in early 2007, this was the best wine of 2006. That accolade remains. It has all the power of the Cabernet Sauvignon in Pauillac, which was the greatest success of the vintage. That power comes from the dense tannins as well as the black plum and spice flavors and minerality. The texture becomes velvet, giving a final…  — R.V.  (3/1/2009)
97
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Château Mouton Rothschild 2006 Barrel Sample Red (Pauillac)

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96-98 Barrel Sample The best Mouton for several years. It has great power, great structured Cabernet fruit, and dense, almost dusty tannins. The flavors are concentrated, dense, dark. Power and style.  — R.V.  (6/1/2007)
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Château Mouton Rothschild 2000 Red (Pauillac)

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With its distinctive antique bottle and gold etched label dominated by a sheep, this is definitely a move away from classic Bordeaux bottling. It is good that the wine can support the presentation. The fruit is so ripe, it almost tastes of raisins, but that sweetness is finely balanced by the dry tannins and concentrated texture. To finish, there are exotic spices…  — R.V.  (6/1/2003)
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