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2005 Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac, 1er cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival is Summer 2021 help
 
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PRICE:
$885.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
12 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Technical Director/Chief Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin said this was a special year for him, because he considers it his first great vintage—he started in 2004. Deep garnet with hint of brick, the 2005 Mouton Rothschild is evolving into unabashed, flamboyant notes of Christmas cake, plum preserves, chocolate-covered cherries, eucalyptus and crème de cassis with beautifully fragrant wafts of potpourri, incense, Indian spices and cigar box. Full-bodied, the palate performs vinous pirouettes with dazzling exotic spice, floral and earthy nuances, framed by firm, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #245
(WA, 10/31/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2019-2055


"One of the highlights in this vertical, the 2005 Mouton Rothschild is exceptional. Dark, powerful and explosive on the palate, the 2005 is endowed with magnificent depth and richness. Just at the early part of its drinking window, the 2005 is sure to drink well for many years from here, especially if it is given a little bit of air. The 2005 is a stunning Mouton, but it needs time to fully blossom. Harvest took place between September 21 and October 6. The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and just 1% Cabernet Franc." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2016)

Rating: 98+
Drink from: 2017-2055


"Dark 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." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2012


"Full ruby-red. Explosive, superripe aromas of black raspberry, currant, graphite and tobacco leaf. Outsized, opulent and generous; this big boy saturates the entire mouth. There's an almost exotic character to the plum and cedar flavors. Spreads out impressively on the back end, coating the palate with ripe tannins. The 2006 is at once finer and more powerful, with more noble tannins, but this is more opulent." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2008)

Rating: 95


"Mouton continues to entice, as it did in 2004, and to produce on a larger scale, in terms of both alcohol and tannin. A storybook wine when it comes to the inimitable grain of its tannin and the refinement of its texture (which would even mask its monumental constitution of some taster). Its aromatic persistence perhaps exceeds that of Lafite." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 13
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 19


"Tasted blind. Racy and lively on the nose. Some freshness and great readability. Sweet and not too complex. Easy to like. Complete. Some inkiness but great fruit too. Excellent finish." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/23/2017)

Rating: 18.5+
Drink from: 2020-2045


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