2003 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • AG 95
  • WS 94
  • WE 94
  • IWC 93
  • JS 92
  • WA 91

Reviews for 2003 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

AG 95
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2016
A heady, exotic wine, the 2003 Mouton Rothschild takes hold of all the senses. The ripeness and exuberance of the year comes through in spades as this dramatic, opulent wine shows off its radiant personality. The 2003 can... A heady, exotic wine, the 2003 Mouton Rothschild takes hold of all the senses. The ripeness and exuberance of the year comes through in spades as this dramatic, opulent wine shows off its radiant personality. The 2003 can be enjoyed now, but it could also use another few years for the tannins to soften. Still, the 2003 is pretty hard to resist today. This is an exceptional, deeply satisfying Mouton endowed with notable richness but also exceptional balance. Hints of toffee, torrefaction and dark spices are laced into the finish. In 2003 the blend is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, all brought in between a fairly narrow window of ten days between September 15 and 25.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Blackberry cherry and currant with just a hint of toasted oak. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a lovely combination of ripe fruit and vanilla character. Goes on and on. Long and very stylish. Balanced and refined. Best... Blackberry cherry and currant with just a hint of toasted oak. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a lovely combination of ripe fruit and vanilla character. Goes on and on. Long and very stylish. Balanced and refined. Best after 2011. 23330 cases made. (JS)
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2006
This wine is dominated by new wood which goes right through the big dark fruit flavors and tannins. Very ripe cassis flavors are under this wood waiting likely for many years before the wood flavors subside. This is very... This wine is dominated by new wood which goes right through the big dark fruit flavors and tannins. Very ripe cassis flavors are under this wood waiting likely for many years before the wood flavors subside. This is very much in the modern polished style of Mouton today made even more pronounced by the heat of the 2003 vintage.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
($279-$370) Good medium ruby. This is downright exotic on the nose: mocha coffee graphite and coconut lifted by sandalwood and cinnamon spice. Then dense supple and fine-grained without coming across as heavy. Suggestion... ($279-$370) Good medium ruby. This is downright exotic on the nose: mocha coffee graphite and coconut lifted by sandalwood and cinnamon spice. Then dense supple and fine-grained without coming across as heavy. Suggestion of aromatic tree bark. A seamless wine that spreads out horizontally on the back end and finishes with very fine tannins. A bit less extreme than the average 2003 but the 2005 Mouton has more class. I suspect this is on the verge of shutting down in bottle. 93 points
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
This has lots of phenolic character. Full-bodied and chewy with very ripe nuances. So much coffee and walnut character. A big and slightly overdone wine. Shows the extreme heat of the vintage. Drink now.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
The 2003 harvest began on September 15 and finished ten days later. The result is an outstanding 2003 Mouton-Rothschild, but it is not one of the superstars of Pauillac or the Northern Médoc. Its nearby neighbors... The 2003 harvest began on September 15 and finished ten days later. The result is an outstanding 2003 Mouton-Rothschild, but it is not one of the superstars of Pauillac or the Northern Médoc. Its nearby neighbors, Lafite-Rothschild, Cos d’Estournel and Montrose, all produced wines that qualitatively dominate this effort from Mouton-Rothschild. Nevertheless, there is a lot to like. The tannins, which were so tough initially, have softened somewhat, and the nose offers up notes of cedarwood, roasted coffee, tobacco leaf and red and blackcurrants. This spicy, earthy, fleshy, medium to full-bodied 2003 is not one of the stars of the vintage. It is close to full maturity, where it should remain for another 10-15 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.