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310 Ratings
Château Mouton Rothschild

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Region

PauillacBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) Rich, deeply colored, well-structured and very full-bodied, the 2012 vintage promises to be a great success.

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    RP95-97 Drink 2018-2048 The intensely ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the plateau at Mouton has produced an inky/purple-colored wine with the famous Mouton creme de cassis and floral characteristics vividly displayed. For the first time in a number of years they appear to have outdistanced their cross street rival, the biodynamically farmed Chateau Pontet Canet of Alfred Tesseron. Wonderfully sweet tannins envelop the enormous fruit and extravagant richness of this full-bodied Mouton Rothschild. With profound density as well as surprisingly sweet tannin, this terrific effort will probably shut down slightly and require 5-8 years of cellaring after bottling. It appears to have 30 or more years of aging potential, making it potentially one of the 3 or 4 longest-lived wines of the vintage. Mouton Rothschild has produced one of the vintage's most profound wines in 2012, and possibly the -wine of the Medoc.- About 49% of the production made it into the 2012 Mouton, which is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place during the middle two weeks of October. This may be one of the few 2012s that comes close to equaling what was achieved in both 2009 and 2010, two far superior vintages.

    over 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 115
  • Wine Advocate
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: (95-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 104 on Apr-96
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage) "Backward, powerful, and extremely tannic, the dense purple-colored 2003 Mouton-Rothschild, a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, fashioned from yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare, with a finished alcohol of 12.9%, improves dramatically with aeration. With full-bodied, meaty, powerful, dry flavors as well as a huge finish, this high class wine should be at its finest between 2012-2040+. During its sojourn in barrel, it reminded me of a hypothetic...