2000 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 97
  • WA 96
  • IWC 95
  • WS 93
  • JS 93
  • JR 91

Reviews for 2000 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
With its distinctive antique bottle and gold etched label dominated by a sheep, this is definitely a move away from classic Bordeaux bottling. It is good that the wine can support the presentation. The fruit is so ripe... With its distinctive antique bottle and gold etched label dominated by a sheep, this is definitely a move away from classic Bordeaux bottling. It is good that the wine can support the presentation. The fruit is so ripe, it almost tastes of raisins, but that sweetness is finely balanced by the dry tannins and concentrated texture. To finish, there are exotic spices, giving an almost oriental character to the long aftertaste.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bottle Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bottle of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course one can't drink the glass... Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bottle Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bottle of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course one can't drink the glass but this is a top-flight Mouton Rothschild eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich tannic earthy style with loads of creme de cassis and floral notes the final blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a full-bodied wine with plenty of coffee earth chocolatey notes and still plenty of tannin to resolve. I gave it an anticipated maturity range of 2015-2050 back in 2003 and that looks on target. 96+
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
(a blend of 86% cabernet sauvignon and 14% merlot; pH 3.85; 69 IPT; 12.3% alcohol; 85% selection for the grand vin; 85% new oak): Bright deep ruby with the barest hint of garnet; still very youthful. Enticing complex... (a blend of 86% cabernet sauvignon and 14% merlot; pH 3.85; 69 IPT; 12.3% alcohol; 85% selection for the grand vin; 85% new oak): Bright deep ruby with the barest hint of garnet; still very youthful. Enticing complex nose of cassis smoky cedar violet underbrush and kirsch; very Pauillac if in a ripe style. Dense rich and suave in the mouth with lively acidity nicely framing the rich flavors of blackcurrant blackberry jam milk chocolate grilled bread and spicy underbrush. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding chocolatey persistence. A great Mouton and much better than another recently tasted bottle that had shown some signs of premature evolution. Though this wine comes across as quite smoky and chocolatey Tourbier points out that Mouton has been using barrels with a medium or medium-plus toast since 1994 (more heavily charred barrels were used here from 1989 through 1993). The excellent millennium vintage featured a hot and humid year characterized by a very large crop and a fairly rainy first part of the year but a very dry and warm second half resulted in considerable hydric stress (especially on the Right Bank.)
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Rich with loads of tobacco berry currant and coffee. Full-bodied and round with velvety tannins and a long vanilla aftertaste. If this had a tiny bit more concentration in the center palate it would be a few points more... Rich with loads of tobacco berry currant and coffee. Full-bodied and round with velvety tannins and a long vanilla aftertaste. If this had a tiny bit more concentration in the center palate it would be a few points more. Still it's an outstanding wine. A generous and opulent Mouton. Best after 2009. 21215 cases made. -JS
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
The nose is very intense, super-ripe and rich, verging on jammy. Notes of leather, spices and prunes. Full-bodied, soft and beautiful with ripe tannins and a long finish. This is soft and yummy right now. Drink or hold.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2010
Dark, glowing ruby. Notably toasty nose - odd for a first growth! Easy to like for its sweetness and toastiness. This does not seem to have first growth subtlety - though it does have that snazzy heavy bottle with the... Dark, glowing ruby. Notably toasty nose - odd for a first growth! Easy to like for its sweetness and toastiness. This does not seem to have first growth subtlety - though it does have that snazzy heavy bottle with the gold sheep engraved on it... 17.5/20