1951 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac
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257 Ratings
1951 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

Wine Description

(From 1982 Vintage) This has always been one of the wines of the vintage. Harmonious and beautifully structured. Brilliant ruby color, with a hint of garnet. A bounty of cherry, tobacco and cedar aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and tannic, with velvety texture and medium finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) This is a truly great wine, with a very high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (94%) and the other 6% Merlot. At 13.9% natural alcohol, Mouton's director, Philippe Dhalluin, has clearly produced another 50- to 60-year wine that has a chance at perfection in about 15 years time, when I suspect this wine will be rounding into drinking condition. It is dense, rich and full-bodied, with the classic Mouton creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and floral notes, but also some blueberry and hints of subtle espresso and mulberry. The wine has more minerality and precision than the rich, extravagantly opulent 2009.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 115
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: (95-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 104 on Apr-96
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 128 on Apr-00
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1982 Vintage) On the surface, Mouton is often less complicated than the other firsts. Its glamorous oak scent and flashy cassis concentration are easily matched by several ambitious second-growth Pauillacs. The greatness of Mouton lies deeper, and it shows most prominently in a Cabernet vintage like rsquo;96. The vines stand in a deep sea of small stones, a gravel plateau as difficult to walk upon as a sand dune. Cabernet loves these stones and grows grapes that come about as close to the essential flavor of the variety as seems possible. Mouton is a pure, perfectly articulates Cabernet as a Shaker chair is a pure, essential and perfect chair.
  • Decanter
    (From 1966 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep red; sweetish dense nose, not very expressive but very Cabernet in its aromas; austere, firm, still tannic, plenty of fruit, still backward but will it come round?; quite good length.