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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2005
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2005

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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2005

A fine Pauillac wine exhibiting a seductive aromatic expression

The estate

In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild acquired Chateau Brane-Mouton at an auction. Located in the heart of the Medoc, in Pauillac, he renamed the estate Chateau Mouton Rothschild. In 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over the running of the estate. A true pioneer, he decided to start bottling directly on the estate and designed the label of the wine. 1973 marked the year when Chateau Mouton Rothschild became a Premier Cru Classe. Iconic in the Pauillac appellation, Chateau Mouton Rothschild has made fine Bordeaux wines shine throughout the world.

The vineyard

Situated to the north-west of Bordeaux, in the Medoc, Chateau Mouton Rothschild’s vineyard spreads across 90 hectares. The vines are planted on gravelly soils that retain the heat and release it during the night, thus favoring the ripening of the grapes. These poor, draining soils rest on a clay-gravel subsoil, giving these Pauillac wines a unique powerful, elegant and tannic structure.

The vintage

The winter season was colder than usual and was preceded by a particularly dry period from April to September. Although the yields were moderate, the very high quality grapes led to an elegant wine with powerful, rich tannins. Its identity resonates with other fine vintages in the history of the estate, such as the 1976, 1982 and 1995 vintages.

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (85%)

Merlot (14%)

Cabernet Franc (1%)

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2005: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting


This wine is an intense dark color.


The nose is very elegant, combining woody, toasty and vanilla fragrances with delicate notes of wild berries. When aired, minty and spicy aromas appear and express a superb freshness.


Full and powerful, the mouth seduces with its delicious tannins as well as its fruity and concentrated notes of blackcurrant and blackberry. The finish is persistent and reveals the refined expression of rich, ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which characterises the appellation’s finest vintages.

Wine critic
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2005
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J. Suckling
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.