Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.483 ratings
9.222 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2001 Château Mouton Rothschild is wonderful showing from a challenging vintage in the left bank of Bordeaux. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, this opens with vivid aromatics of dark fruits, leather, damp earth and wet gravel all developing in the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous silky texture, with outstanding balance and notable concentration considering the coolness of the vintage. While the 2001 is certainly enticing at this stage, it is lacking some of the characteristics that collectors might expect from a classic vintage of Mouton. Nonetheless, this is still an excellent wine, which drinking beautifully right now and should go on to provide another decade of enjoyment. Drink 2019-2029-93

The 2001 Château Mouton Rothschild is wonderful showing from a challenging vintage in the left bank of Bordeaux. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, this opens with vivid aromatics of dark fruits, leather, damp earth and wet gravel all developing in the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous silky texture, with outstanding balance and notable concentration considering the coolness of the vintage. While the 2001 is certainly enticing at this stage, it is lacking some of the characteristics that collectors might expect from a classic vintage of Mouton. Nonetheless, this is still an excellent wine, which drinking beautifully right now and should go on to provide another decade of enjoyment. Drink 2019-2029-93

Apr 1st, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2001 Château Mouton Rothschild is wonderful showing from a challenging vintage in the left bank. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, this begins with aromatics of dark fruits, leather, damp earth and wet gravel all developing in the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous silky texture, with outstanding balance and notable concentration considering the cooler conditions that occurred late in the growing season. While the 2001 is certinaly enticing at this stage, it happens to be lacking some of the characteristics readers might expect from a classic vintage of Mouton. Nonetheless, this is still an excellent wine, which drinking beautifully right now and should go on to provide another decade of enjoyment. Drink 2019-2033- 93

The 2001 Château Mouton Rothschild is wonderful showing from a challenging vintage in the left bank. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, this begins with aromatics of dark fruits, leather, damp earth and wet gravel all developing in the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous silky texture, with outstanding balance and notable concentration considering the cooler conditions that occurred late in the growing season. While the 2001 is certinaly enticing at this stage, it happens to be lacking some of the characteristics readers might expect from a classic vintage of Mouton. Nonetheless, this is still an excellent wine, which drinking beautifully right now and should go on to provide another decade of enjoyment. Drink 2019-2033- 93

Feb 19th, 2019
Josh Phelps

Owner/Winemaker Taken Wines

9.3

Still very young - but a great wine!

Still very young - but a great wine!

Mar 31st, 2015
Kat Thomas

Sommelier Rose.Rabbit.Lie

9.5

Dense fruits & florals. Drinking superbly

Dense fruits & florals. Drinking superbly

Jan 26th, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

A more restrained, denser mouton nose here, somewhat closed but there is a detectable, dense core of dark cherry, blackcurrant fruit but also a deep red currant coming through with scorched earth and burnt ends.
Palate is balanced with very approachable, lilting red berry fruit that still has some sweetness to it. Classy red fruited length.

A more restrained, denser mouton nose here, somewhat closed but there is a detectable, dense core of dark cherry, blackcurrant fruit but also a deep red currant coming through with scorched earth and burnt ends.
Palate is balanced with very approachable, lilting red berry fruit that still has some sweetness to it. Classy red fruited length.

Nov 13th, 2014
Ryan Tedder

These 2001s are drinking

These 2001s are drinking

Sep 19th, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.5

Rockstar.

Rockstar.

Jan 24th, 2014
Christopher Hoel

Sommelier/Senior Wine Advisor Soutirage

8.9

I haven't had this vintage in quite a while and it's evolved quite nicely.

I haven't had this vintage in quite a while and it's evolved quite nicely.

Jun 18th, 2013
Peter Wassam

From a few nights ago. Never had a 20 year old bottle of anything that was still young. A bit saline, loads of freshness but a dense black fruit core. Finish for days, weeks, months. Say what you will about Bordeaux’s classification system, this makes me believe. Not perfect but couldn’t ask for anything else in trying it

From a few nights ago. Never had a 20 year old bottle of anything that was still young. A bit saline, loads of freshness but a dense black fruit core. Finish for days, weeks, months. Say what you will about Bordeaux’s classification system, this makes me believe. Not perfect but couldn’t ask for anything else in trying it

Oct 24th, 2020
Grant Simpson

3 3rds 2 2nds 1 1st all delicious..... Poyferré and mouton were the stars

3 3rds 2 2nds 1 1st all delicious..... Poyferré and mouton were the stars

Nov 25th, 2019