Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru – 2008

  • Improving 2017 - 2034
  •  96/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

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Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Producer

Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

Advice

Improving

Vineyard

Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Producer

Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Appellation

Pauillac

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Vinous
Tasted: 02/01/2018
Drink: 2018-2040
Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2021-2045


Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2008 Mouton Rothschild has always been in the shadow of the ensuing couple of vintages, but I was not the only person at this tasting that commented upon the class in show here. It replicated previous showings: cedar and graphite present and correct, though accompanied by something a little more exotic - eucalyptus maybe?...

...The palate is beautifully balanced, very detailed and extremely fresh. This conveys so much energy and animation before reverting towards a more classic and structured, pencil lead finish. Those in the know will stash up on the 2008 Mouton Rothschild because it is destined to turn into one of the "dark horses" of the decade. Tasted May 2016.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/05/2011
Drink: 2015-2045


The final blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot exhibits tell-tale black currant liqueur, incense, charcoal and floral-like characteristics. The oak is pushed to the background, one of the major improvements director Philippe Dalhuin has made at this estate. Full-bodied, deep and impressively endowed, it is a deep, rich, less massive effort than either the 2010 or 2009. This gorgeous Mouton will be drinkable in 4-5 years and age effortlessly for three decades.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 19/01/2012
Drink: 2017-2030


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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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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Gironde, France
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Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
12x75cl IB £ 4,189 £ 4,600 £ 4,300
3x75cl DP £ 965
6x75cl IB £ 2,080 £ 2,125

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Bid 6x75cl 2 £ 4,160
Bid 12x75cl 2 £ 8,310
Bid 6x75cl 2 £ 4,000
Bid 6x75cl 2 £ 4,000
Bid 3x75cl 1 £ 965

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