Château-Mouton-Rothschild Pauillac 2011

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Mouton Rothschild is one of the five First Growth estates in Bordeaux, and is consistently a top flight wine sought-after by collectors. Planted to 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc with very old vines averaging about 50 years, Mouton tends to be an opulent, rich, deep and almost exotic wine. Robert Parker raves, 'There is no question that some of the greatest bottles of Bordeaux I have ever drunk have been Moutons.'
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château-Mouton-Rothschild
  • js96

James SucklingThis shows lots of opulent aromas of ripe fruit, light toasted oak, walnut and dried meat. It’s full-bodied, with chewy tannins and plenty of fruit. A muscular, solid wine. Baby 1986....

February 1, 2014
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorThis delivers a gorgeously pure beam of cassis and cherry compote, with singed apple wood, graphite and iron notes hanging in the background for now. Long and polished through the finish, showing serious depth in reserve. Best from 2018 through 2035.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2014
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastThere is a lightness about this vintage of Mouton Rothschild. It doesn't take away from its quality but does give the wine poise and an attractive lift. The wine is based on solid tannins, then the ripe fruit builds layers of fruitiness and freshness. It is not likely to be one of the longest-aging Moutons, but it will be delicious. Drink from 2020.

January 1, 2013
  • wa92+

Wine AdvocateThe dense ruby/purple-colored 2011 Mouton Rothschild (90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc) displays tell-tale notes of creme de cassis, vanillin and spicy oak, more tannin than many of the Pauillacs, and a solid, medium-bodied, concentrated, muscular Cabernet Sauvignon personality. Still tightly-knit and closed, but with lots of potential, it is a big, firmly structured Mouton that may turn out to be slightly austere. However, there are many reasons for optimism as well, so forget it for 7-8 years. It has 2-3 decades of aging potential. Only 54% of the production made the grade for Mouton Rothschild.

Robert Parker, April 2014