2015 Mouton Rothschild- 1.5L
Wine Critic Reviews:
Jeb Dunnuck | 99 JD
Decadent and rich aromas of black cherries and plums with wet earth and sandalwood. Turns to dried mushrooms. Full-bodied, tight and closed with big, polished tannins, yet this is very closed and shy right now. Despite this, underneath it shows such depth and beauty. Tangy acidity. This is a combination of 2005 and 2009. Try it in 2024.
James Suckling | 99 JS
Gorgeously confident and rich in colour, you can see the silkiness in the glass from the first look. This has 11% press wine, which tells you how good the skins were and how gently they extract at first. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin and team have really succeeded in this vintage. It is beautifully integrated, and full of verve and sexiness, just stopping short of swagger. It approaches the heights of 2015 in the most successful appellations and will age well. Bottled in June, with zero oxygen added at bottling and just 25 ppm of SO2. Drinking Window 2025 - 2045
Decanter | 98 DEC
The 2015 Mouton Rothschild is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new oak with a mid-July 2017 bottling. Deep garnet-purple colored, this Mouton pulls off an incredibly impactful entrance, emerging from the glass with profound notes of blackberry preserves, plum pudding, crème de cassis and grilled meats, featuring perfectly accessorized accents of sandalwood, cinnamon stick and fenugreek with wafts of dried roses, unsmoked cigars and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely packed with rich, ripe black fruits sparked with blue and red fruit undertones and an incredible structure of very firm, very ripe tannins, with seamless freshness and an epically long, earth-laced finish. Possessing striking natural beauty framed by impeccable crafting, this 2015 is a total diva and well worth attention. Give it a good 7-8 years in bottle, at least, and drink it over the next 30+ years.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 98 RP
This is a hugely opulent wine, packed withblack fruits, rich tannins and great concentration. It is a gorgeous wine that's full of potential, with the dense, dark core showing how well this wine will age. Drink this complex wine from 2027.
Wine Enthusiast | 98 WE
Offers a prodigious core of steeped fig, black currant and blackberry compote flavors, enmeshed with notes of smoldering tobacco, charcoal and licorice. Broad, deep and long, with a deep foundation of graphite through the finish. Despite the heft, this manages to show off some purity too. Best from 2025 through 2045.
Wine Spectator | 96 WS
The 2015 Mouton-Rothschild has more fruit intensity on the nose than the 2015 Château Margaux and also more red than black fruit: the raspberry and wild strawberry scents are more expressive than the blackberry and briary ones. The oak is neatly integrated here, although I would have liked a little more delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and vivacious red and black fruit, though it is the silky texture that really wins you over. There’s not a single hair out of place on the finish. Perhaps the aromatics just need to up their game. I was expecting a little more. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Vinous Media | 95 VM
Sokolin 2015 Mouton Rothschild Tasting Notes:
This vintage will age incredibly well and will outlive an entire generation. The more patient you are, the more this wine will reward you. Simply mouth-watering, this is a drink to spend a decade deconstructing. The drinking experience is somewhat tense, as your mind focuses on the delicate, layered texture. That tension is relieved upon reaching the finish, and you'll feel compelled to pour just one more glass. Needless to say, bottles like this will impress everyone at your next gathering.
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|Producer||Mouton: Chateau Mouton Rothschild is the only one of the first growths to have remained in the ownership of the same family since the classification. The wines were best depicted by Ian D'Agata, one of the leading experts in Italian wine, among others, said Mouton is "opulent, luscious and rich, multi-layered and complex… Rich and ripe but marvelously precise and light on its feet." The Chateau Mouton Rothschild estate includes 205 acres of vines at Pauillac planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (11%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%), and it has been used for cultivating vineyards since the early middle ages. The Premier Cru Classe from the Bordeaux region has been the center of the wine business and technical innovations since the early 20th century.|
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|Type of Wine||Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red|
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excellent aromatics and remarkable structureFascinating, huge wine with excellent aromatics and remarkable structure. Asian spices were obvious and well-suited to the chunky plum and strawberry palate. The nose is alluring but the mouth brings out the full complexity and acidity of this wine. It was for sure an intense one, bold with cooler undertones of wood and iron ore and a very direct way up until the finale. The sharpness and acidity of the wine were a bit over the top for my taste, but given its young age I would be surprised if it was any other way. Though I cannot give it five stars now, a decade from now this may well grow up to be the biggest, finest Mouton to date. Certainly points in that direction with the structure and body suited to support it.
highly seductive and sophisticatedA friend of mine actually uncorked this one prematurely by mistake at an otherwise very casual reunion. The air that left the bottle had us feeling like we should be wearing black tie to do it justice. The perfume was violet with black berries and spice, highly seductive and as sophisticated as we weren't at the moment. Once we tasted it, this force was awakened and started spurring and blasting off with an outstanding palate of wild strawberries, raspberries, pencil shavings, set off beautifully by a tart acidity and soft florals. We were overpowered by this dense, rich, pure liquid that never once seemed unruly but could not be tamed. What a luck to have drank this wine and so young. We have set the date for the next time already!