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2010 Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
The whole Mouton stable of wines this year was quite simply spectacular, but the Grand Vin itself was otherworldly. With such a majestic nose of deeply concentrated blackberries and cream, it was very hard to drag the glass away to actually taste it. It is exceptionally unctuous, silky, almost with the consistency of single cream. Incredible, ripe, but not overly so, with red and black fruits, and a really dense compote of woodland lushness.

The tannins are gloriously wrapped up within the satin creaminess of its dense but elegant body and it has an extraordinary finish of minutes not seconds. Tasting and writing about the First Growths has now become something of an elite treat as we know that there is no chance we shall be able to afford to drink these incredible wines, but if I could afford to drink the best of the best, I’d find it hugely encouraging that they really are the Top Guns of the wine world and really deserve their status. An incredible Mouton: bravo!
(94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot)
(Simon Staples, BBR Fine Wine Director)Château Mouton Rothschild


BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
19/20 19.5/20 18.5/20 98+/100 98 95 - 98/100
Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
After the disappointment – to me at least – of 2009, this is an impressive return to form for Mouton, showing less charry oak and much more finesse and freshness, despite the higher alcohol. It’s a more classic Pauillac, with notes of graphite and cassis, lots of Cabernet structure, tangy acidity, subtle vanilla oak, a touch of herbal
spice and the structure to age.
(Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com, May 2011)


BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
19/20 19.5/20 18.5/20 98+/100 98 95 - 98/100
Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
Chateau Mouton Rothschild offers a huge, exotic multi-fruit nose, layers and layers of flavour, the richness lifted by ingrained acidity. Perfect balance for such a richly textured wine, the best Mouton for years.
(Steven Spurrier – Decanter – Apr 2011)


BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
19/20 19.5/20 18.5/20 98+/100 98 95 - 98/100
Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
Tasted 17 Feb: Very youthful and very Cabernet and pretty spicy. Very correct and with an attractive dryness on the finish. Very snazzy.

Tasted 8 Apr: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot. Burnished dark pruney crimson. Very opulent and heady on the nose. Lovely perfume. Lots of fully ripe black fruits. Amazingly polished – so much so that you are almost distracted from the huge tannic charge. Not quite as dense as some of the greatest 2010s but very well balanced. Hugely Cabernet. As in 2009, great care has been taken not to produce too heavy a wine. There is almost Lafite-like structure here. Very, very polished middle palate. Bone dry, pretty tannic finish. (Score: 18.5 30-45)
(Jancis Robinson MW- jancis robinson.com, Apr 2011)



BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
19/20 19.5/20 18.5/20 98+/100 98 95 - 98/100
Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
Only 49% of the production made it into the 2010 Mouton Rothschild, which has a strikingly beautiful label by Jeffrey Koons. This is a truly great wine, with a very high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (94%) and the other 6% Merlot. At 13.9% natural alcohol, Mouton’s director, Philippe Dhalluin, has clearly produced another 50- to 60-year wine that has a chance at perfection in about 15 years time, when I suspect this wine will be rounding into drinking condition. It is dense, rich and full-bodied, with the classic Mouton creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and floral notes, but also some blueberry and hints of subtle espresso and mulberry. The wine has more minerality and precision than the rich, extravagantly opulent 2009, and while that may please some, others will have their patience tested as they wait and wait for this compelling Mouton Rothschild to hit full maturity.
(98+ Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- Feb 2013)

The 2010 Mouton possesses the highest level of Cabernet Sauvignon (94%) of any wine this estate has produced. Combined with 6% Merlot, the wine achieved 13.9% natural alcohol. Under director Philippe Dalhuin, the harvest was accomplished between September 28 and October 13, and only 49% of the crop made it into this powerful effort. Reminiscent of the 1986, it is a 50-60 year wine that is not meant for consumers looking for near-term gratification. This backward, tannic, full-bodied, exceptionally promising 2010 reveals enormous weight along with extravagant levels of precise, fresh boysenberry and creme de cassis fruit. The abundant minerality is due no doubt to the fresh acidity. In need of at least 15 years of cellaring, it will undoubtedly remain an infant at age 25 (as does the 1986).
(97-100 Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- May 2011)


BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
19/20 19.5/20 18.5/20 98+/100 98 95 - 98/100
Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
Another battleship in the making, with a massive core of red currant, plum and blackberry fruit laced with iron and roasted apple wood and backed by massive grip. Despite the heft, this is sleek and long, with terrific poise.
(James Molesworth – The Wine Spectator –  Mar 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
19/20 19.5/20 18.5/20 98+/100 98 95 - 98/100
Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac
Product: 7796
Maturity: Drink 2022-2065 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2010
Origin: France » Bordeaux » Pauillac Map of the region
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Full Bodied, Dry, 13.5% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
19/20 19.5/20 18.5/20 98+/100 98 95 - 98/100
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