Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru – 2006

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Producer

Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

Advice

Ready

Vineyard

Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Producer

Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Appellation

Pauillac

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2023-2055


Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2006 Mouton-Rothschild was really the wine that put winemaker Philippe Dhalluin on the map, in the sense that unlike the 2005 born in a great vintage, this 2006 had to transcend it. It remains one of the standouts of the growing season and actually replicates previous showings just the week earlier and in January. As...

...expected, the nose has quite brilliant delineation with blackberry, graphite, here an almost cold slate-like scent. The palate is harmonious with the carefully judged acidity, fine-grain tannin and immense detail on the finish. Recent bottles suggest that it may close up for several years, in which case, either enjoy this in the next few months or cellar this for a few years and receive vinous dividends down the line. Tasted May 2016.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2018-2050


Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Mouton-Rothschild has a brilliant bouquet that is extremely well defined: blackberry, minerals and graphite aromas that you could pluck from the ether. That sets you up nicely for what follows. The palate is very harmonious with supple tannin. The silver bead of acidity is beautifully judged and...

...interwoven through this linear and classic Mouton that is reminiscent of those ethereal wines Baron Philippe oversaw during the 1950s. It is all about the precision and classicism without denuding the fruit intensity, to wit, a complete Mouton-Rothschild that is a strong candidate for wine of the vintage. This is the wine that really put winemaker Philippe Dhalluin on the map and rightly so. Tasted January 2016.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2016
Drink: 2018-2031
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2009
Drink: 2020-2060


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 before it will reveal any secondary nuances, but it is a packed and stacked first-growth Pauillac of enormous potential. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060+.


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 22/04/2016
Drink: 2015-2035


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Area under vines: 83 hectares
Soils: Gravel
Average age of the vines: 44 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Ageing: 19 to 22 months in new oak barrels 
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 81%
  • Merlot 15%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%
  • Petit Verdot 1%

Second wine: Le Petit Mouton
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
Other wine: Aile d'Argent

Grape varieties:

  • Sauvignon Blanc 57%
  • Sémillon 42%
  • Muscadelle 1%

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Contact details

Name

Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Address

Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Gironde, France

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12x75cl DP £ 2,980
12x75cl IB £ 4,150 £ 4,440 £ 4,375
6x150cl IB £ 3,020
6x75cl DP £ 2,005 £ 2,420
6x75cl IB £ 2,005 £ 2,250 £ 2,150

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