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2005 Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac, 1er cru classé

$8,000.00 per Imperial (6L)

6L imp

1 Imperial (6L)




"The 2005 Mouton Rothschild (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc) has a sensational nose of crème de cassis and incense as well as a touch of lead pencil shavings and forest floor. Dense purple, this is one of the biggest, richest wines I tasted from the Médoc. It is full-bodied, pure, and impressively endowed. Certainly the selection process and the vineyard have come through in admirable form. This wine has a certain accessibility due to the sweetness of the tannin, but it is multidimensional, with a majestic mouthfeel and length. Drink it over the next 30+ years." eRobertParker.com #219
(WA, 06/01/2015)

Rating: 97+
Drink from: 2015-2045

"The Château Mouton-Rothschild 2005 has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with very pure blackberry and wild strawberry scents, mint and a touch of undergrowth and with time a little menthol. The palate is medium-bodied with red berry fruit, allspice, dried orange peel and even a hint of garrigues towards the finish. It feels just a step or two more advanced than the other First Growths but it remains a fantastic Mouton from Philippe Dhalluin. Ignore at your peril." Neal Martin's Wine Journal
(NM, 02/01/2015)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2020-2055

"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's International Wine Cellar
(IWC, 05/01/2008)

Rating: 95

"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

"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, 2006
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 19

"Attractive sweet oak spice and char over a lovely fresh cassis fruit aroma, with a very slight meaty note. Toasty flavours over fine-grained, rich tannins but a bit flat on the mid palate; needs time to take on flesh." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 07/22/2009)

Rating: 18.5+
Drink from: 2016-2030

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