2006 - Ch Mouton Rothschild 1er Cru Pauillac
06A6MOUT _ 2006 - Ch Mouton Rothschild 1er Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Mouton Rothschild
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2017 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl

2006 CH MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1ER CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Mouton Rothschild
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2017 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2007,
    Score: 95-97+

    Possibly the most intense wine of the vintage, the 2006 offers an incredibly concentrated palate that is profound and backwards yet notably plush and velvety. Definitely on the hedonistic side, it offers layer-upon-layer of enticing flavours - roasted coffee and cocoa beans, ripe black bramble fruit and spice. But this fantastic concentration was not by chance. Only 44% of the grapes made it into the grand vin the lowest in the past 25 years. While speaking with Hervé Berland, the director of Mouton, we learned that Robert Parker likedtheir 2006 so much he sent the Baroness a fax with descriptions like "magnificent", "monumental"and "it is as good as the 1982 and the 1986" - two wines that both received 100 points. Now that issaying something. Drink 2017-2040

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2009,
    Score: 98+

    A sensational effort, the 2006 Mouton Rothschild exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a classic Mouton perfume of creme de cassis, flowers, blueberries, and only a hint of oak. Dalhuin told me that in whisky barrel-tasting vintages such as 1989 and 1990, Mouton was aged in heavily-toasted barrels, and they have backed off to a much lighter toast for the barrels'interior. I think this has worked fabulously well with the cassis quality fruit they get from their Cabernet Sauvignon. The full-bodied, powerful 2006 possesses extraordinary purity and clarity. A large-scaled, massive Mouton Rothschild that ranks as one of the top four or five wines of the vintage, it may turn out to be the longest-lived wine of the vintage by a landslide. The label will undoubtedly be controversial as a relative of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud, has painted a rather comical Zebra staring aimlessly at what appears to be a palm tree in the middle of a stark courtyard. I suppose a psychiatrist could figure out the relationship between that artwork and wine, but I couldn't see one. This utterly profound Mouton will need to sleep for 15+ years beforeit will reveal any secondary nuances, but it is a packed and stacked first-growth Pauillac of enormous potential. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060+.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2007,
    Score: 96-100

    This extraordinary Mouton should turn out to be the finest they have made since the monumental 1982 and 1986. In early tastings, Mouton often seems to tag along behind the other first-growths. Yet in 2006, there is no question that the Baronne Philippine de Rothschild gave carte blanche authority to her talented administrator, Philippe Dalhuin, to turn up the heat in 2006. Yields were a tiny 32 hectoliters per hectare, the harvest took place between September 20 and October 15, and a minuscule 44% of the crop made it into the grand vin (the lowest percentage in more than half a century). The final blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot is unusually high in Cabernet Sauvignon, but it possesses Mouton's hallmarks of pure creme de cassis and flowers in addition to atoasty oak character. Profoundly concentrated, super-textured, and rich, Mouton's powerful,full-bodied 2006 is unquestionably a strong candidate for the "wine of the vintage." Kudos to Mouton's winemaking team for fashioning this brilliant wine. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, May 2007,
    Score: 17.5++

    87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, harvested 20 September - 5 October. Very dark purple but with quite a pale rim. Not very expressive on the nose at the moment seems if anything a bit weedy. Very strict, bone dry, treading a very fine line between elegance and meagreness. They're obviouslyplaying the finesse card but the finish is very dry and drying indeed. This is very Cabernet, but has remarkably little weight. I think for a great wine to be this light it also has to have a bit more aromatic expression and allure but this may well develop.

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Producer

Château Mouton Rothschild

Mouton Rothschild is the only wine to have been elevated to First Growth status since the original classification of the Medoc in 1855. The exceptional success and status of Chateau Mouton Rothschild can largely be attributed to one man: Baron Philippe de Rothschild. He recognised the extraordinary potential of the estate and devoted his life to ensuring that potential was realised. His work is now carried on by his charismatic daughter Baroness Philippine, ably assisted by Herve Berland. This most flamboyant and glamorous estate is famous for its artistic connections, embodied in the grand vins's label, redesigned each year by such legends as Picasso, Miro and Warhol. It is also renowned for its impeccably maintained visitor-friendly estate, but its impressive and well-deserved reputation is based above all on the opulence and excellence of its wines.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.