2008 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac
259 Ratings
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259 Ratings
2008 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac

Wine Description

(From 1999 Vintage) The beautiful 1999 Mouton Rothschild may be a modern day clone of their 1962 or 1985. Its saturated ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of cedar wood, creme de cassis, wood smoke, coffee, and dried herbs. The wine is forward, lush, and full-bodied. It is already complex as well as succulent, fleshy, and long.

Winemaker's Notes

Tasting at Mouton is an entertaining affair, with top-of-the-range golf buggiesdriven by chic ladies clad all in black brought in to ferry the trade fromCheck In to the hallowed halls of the Departure Lounge. The château seemsto feel the need to impress but there really is no need - the wine doesthis all on its own in 2008. With a dense, dark nose and juicy, brooding fruit,the 2008 Grand Vin is a wine of which the Baroness can be proud. Quite clearlyone of our favourite of the First Growths this year, it has a lovely, savouryminerality that gives it elegance, despite its power.

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Tasting at Mouton is an entertaining affair, with top-of-the-range golf buggiesdriven by chic ladies clad all in black brought in to ferry the trade fromCheck In to the hallowed halls of the Departure Lounge. The château seemsto feel the need to impress but there really is no need - the wine doesthis all on its own in 2008. With a dense, dark nose and juicy, brooding fruit,the 2008 Grand Vin is a wine of which the Baroness can be proud. Quite clearlyone of our favourite of the First Growths this year, it has a lovely, savouryminerality that gives it elegance, despite its power.

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 Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 128 on Apr-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/01