Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2005

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)
The 2005 Mouton-Rothschild has developed magnificently, and is even better than I remember. The final blend was 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Stunning notes of crème de cassis, melted asphalt, roasted espresso and cedarwood are present in this young, full-bodied, powerful, concentrated Mouton. Just beginning to enter its adolescence, it should hit full maturity in 10-15 years and last for 50 or more. The greatness of this vintage is increasingly apparent as the wines throw off their cloaks of tannin.
Parker : 98 / 100
Wine Spectator : 98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
BordeauxPauillac
Vineyard
Medoc

Alcohol
13

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
18,5

J. Suckling
98

R. Gabriel
19

Vinous - A. Galloni
98

Wine Spectator
98

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Classification
Classified First Growth

Parker
98

Allergens
Contains sulfites