2005 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x300cl

2005 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x300cl

$4,650.00 Excl. GST
$5,112.10 Incl. GST
IN BOND
RETAIL
COUNTRY
France
REGION
Bordeaux
VINTAGE
2005
PRODUCER
Chateau Mouton Rothschild
WINE TYPE
Red
AVAILABILITY
Immediate, 1 in stock, In Bond

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 83 hectares
Soils: Gravel
Average age of the vines: 44 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Ageing: 19 to 22 months in new oak barrels 
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 81%
  • Merlot 15%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%
  • Petit Verdot 1%

Second wine: Le Petit Mouton

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc

Other wine: Aile d’Argent

Grape varieties:

  • Sauvignon Blanc 57%
  • Sémillon 42%
  • Muscadelle 1%

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Tasting Notes

JancisRobinson.com 17

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc. Harvested between 21 September and 6 October in ideal, dry weather conditions. When tasted in November 2009, Mouton exhibited beguiling aromas of menthol and Asian spices, with a massively concentrated, youthful palate (at that time, I scored it 18/20). The general view was that the bottle shown at Oeno wasn t in perfect condition, seeming rather open-knit, developed in colour and with the oak standing out. Some fleshy dark-berry fruit and spice notes, a little overwhelmed by dominating acidity making this less pleasurable than expected. Seems to have matured more rapidly than the other first growths. (AWH) [23/06/2021]

Anticipated maturity: 2021-2040

Vinous 98

One of the real highlights on the Left Bank, the 2005 Mouton Rothschild is a dark, potent Pauillac. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, spice and leather all take shape in the glass. The 2005 is a dense, powerful and explosive wine endowed with tremendous energy and pure power. The fruit is just starting to emerge, but Mouton remains a very tight, super-classic wine. With time in the glass, some of the natural richness and radiance of the year starts to emerge. Even so, the 2005 is still very young and closed. A few more years in bottle will only be beneficial. Impressive. Tasted two times. [Antonio Galloni, 15/04/2021]

Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045

Robert Parker 98

Technical Director/Chief Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin said this was a special year for him, because he considers it his first great vintagea 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 creme 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, 01/10/2019]

Anticipated maturity: 2019-2055