2020 - Ch Mouton Rothschild 1er Cru Pauillac
06C0MOUT6PK _ 2020 - Ch Mouton Rothschild 1er Cru Pauillac - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Mouton Rothschild
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2028 - 2059
Case size
6x75cl
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2020 CH MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1ER CRU PAUILLAC - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Mouton Rothschild
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2028 - 2059
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
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Case price £2,598.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, May 2021,
    Score: 96-98

    The 2020 Mouton Rothschild is an intriguing proposition, aromatically speaking. Initially, it is less forthcoming than the last three vintages, but it’s just toying with you, eventually releasing captivating scents of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone, touches of India ink and traces of violet petal. The oak is seamlessly integrated and these aromatics grow in stature with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with very lithe and finely chiseled tannins that frame the pixelated black fruit. Displaying wonderful mineralité and tension, this is a less exuberant and lavish Mouton Rothschild, perhaps, but more cerebral and intellectual than this First Growth during the 1990s. As smooth as Snoop Dogg's flow, this is a marvelous Mouton. Drink 2026 - 2060

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, May 2021,
    Score: 97-99

    The 2020 Mouton Rothschild is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, with an alcohol of 13.1% and a pH of around 3.78. Deep purple-black colored, it starts off with subtle notions of fresh raspberries and blackberries, needing considerable swirling and patience to unlock its intense core of blackcurrant pastilles, rose oil, licorice and cardamom, plus touches of cedar chest, black truffles and crushed rocks. The medium-bodied palate is like a tightly coiled spring, possessing exhilarating tension and very firm, ripe, multi-grained tannins to frame the layer upon layer of black and red fruits intertwined with earthy and mineral accents, finishing very long and very fragrant. It is certainly the most coy, reticent and elegant grand vin of this trio of vintages (2018, 2019 and 2020), bearing Mouton's signature perfume, opulence and stylishness with great grace and sophistication as opposed to devil-may-care flamboyance. It's this gently teasing, achingly beautiful restraint that collectors are not going to want to miss. Drink 2027-2067

  • DC

    Decanter, May 2021,
    Score: 98

    The tannins are carefully wrapped up and finessed, slowly but surely building in power and width, with concentrated blue and black fruits through the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon is dominant on the attack, with a deft, savoury and not overly exuberant delivery of flavour. As the slate and saline side builds up, you also feel a slowing down and a tugging back of the tannins. As the wine relaxes in the glass, it becomes more and more signature Mouton, full of exuberance, finesse and pleasure. There is less sweet black cherry fruit than in a year like 2018 or 2019, more on the cassis and bilberry side, it will behave in a more classical manner in the decades to come. 100% new oak. Harvest September 7 to 24. 2% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. Could go to 100 points after ageing. Drink 2030-2050

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, June 2021,
    Score: 96-98

    The 2020 Mouton Rothschild is sensual, delicate and polished. Bright floral notes lead into a core of sweet red cherry, cedar, mint, anise and blood orange. In 2020, the Mouton is a wine of unreal elegance and finesse. I can't wait to taste it from bottle, as I think there may be much more to it than it’s showing today. Technical director Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy noted that the 2020 was slow to extract because of its low alcohol (13.1%) compared with recent vintages. Drink 2035 - 2060

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2021,
    Score: 97-98

    A total joy to taste, not a bashful wine, but so full of pleasure and self-confidence. A compote of aromas of morello cherry, olive, cassis, blueberry with a hint of smoky scent. Deeply structured, combining the Mouton boldness with a touch of discretion. The tannins have a beautiful velvet like nature to them. Layers of dark fruits, pencil shavings and an edgy fresh tension at the end give both intrigue and complexity. Excellent.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, May 2021,
    Score: 98-100

    Dark, almost opaque in color, the wine opens with a cornucopia of scents; spice-box, dark Cuban cigar wrapper, flowers, creme de cassis, blackberry espresso, mint and a drop of dark chocolate. Concentrated, full-bodied, deep, long, intense and complex, texturally, the wine is opulent, plush and velvety. But there is also more than ample lift keeping everything upbeat. The seamless finish is perfectly balanced, with all its layers of polished, sensuous, silky fruits in the right place for over 60 seconds! The wine blends 84% Cabernet Sauvignon,13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, 13.1% ABV, pH 3.8. Yields were low at 32 hectoliters per hectare with only 49% of the harvest going into the Grand Vin, so not much wine was made. The harvest took place September 7-September 24. The first vintage with Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy calling the shots is a tremendous success! This is a contender for wine of the vintage.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2021,
    Score: 18.5

    Characteristic Mouton with its aromatic complexity and lift. Cassis, spice, chocolate and graphite notes to the fore. Lovely density of fruit. Powerfully structured with very fine tannins. A sense of verticality as it builds on the palate. Textured, clean and fresh. Clearly has more to give. (JL) 13.1%. Drink 2030 – 2055

  • JD

    Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021,
    Score: 97-99

    Dense purple-hued and a monster of a wine, the 2020 Château Mouton Rothschild checks in as 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all of which hit 13.1% natural alcohol with a pH of 3.78. Classic Mouton notes of cassis and currant fruits give way to a more mineral-driven red offering loads of scorched earth, graphite, liquid violets, and crushed stone aromas and flavors. Gorgeously concentrated, full-bodied, and structured, with a firm tannic, inward style that relents with time in the glass, this is a serious Mouton that's going to need a decade of cellaring yet should be just about immortal.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2021,
    Score: 19.5+

    I urge you to read my tasting note on Le Petit Mouton before this one because it sets the scene perfectly for this wine. Dark, rich, layered, precise, composed, calm, aerial, sensational, epic, classic, resplendent, perfumed, refreshing, bright, great and measured are all words I noted down when I tasted this thrilling wine. In a vintage where alcohol levels vary by up to 2.5%, this is one of the slimmest and yet it is also one of the sexiest wines of all. 2020 Mouton carries so much spectacular Cabernet flavour along in this lithe, athletic framework is it truly mesmerising. The lift on the nose, the penetration and accuracy of the flavour and the prodigious length are all awe-inspiring and magical at the same time. While the weather conditions have given every estate in the region a set of baffling challenges in this vintage, it seems like this wine was assembled with all of the time in the world, by precision watchmakers such is the detail and beauty on display. I think that this is a classic Mouton, but there are so many and they are all so different. And that alone is the trick. If you take what nature gives you and build it, with no compromises whatsoever, into as stunning a creation as possible that is all anyone could ask for and in 2020 Mouton has done just this.

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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.