Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 2005

$999.00
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$799.00

SKU 00427

750ml

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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
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château Mouton Rothschild
Alcohol/vol 13.2%
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Mouton Rothschild will have to take a back seat to the prodigious 2006, but administrator Philippe Dalhuin deserves considerable credit for pushing Mouton to higher quality levels over recent years. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot, the dark purple-hued 2005 exhibits a restrained but promising nose of cedar, tobacco leaf, creme de cassis, and toasty oak. Full-bodied, tannic, and extremely backward, with the vintage's tell-tale acidity, it appears to be even more closed in the bottle than it was from barrel. It does possess a long finish and multilayered mouthfeel. This is an undeniably outstanding, yet restrained, shy wine for a Mouton Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040+

Robert Parker, April 2008
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastIf 2005 was a rich year, Mouton reaches the heights of richness. Almost too rich, too New World, but you have to be impressed by the aromatic intensity of the black fruits, the dense, firm tannins, and the superripe black juice and licorice flavors. The wood is still too overpowering and needs time to settle in.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorDark purple black in color. Complex aromas of mineral, licorice, lead pencil and blackberry follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a caressing, pretty finish. Has a lovely texture. Shows elegance and refinement. Best after 2012.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008