2005 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 98
  • AG 98
  • NM 97
  • WA 97
  • WS 95
  • IWC 95
  • WE 95

Reviews for 2005 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, October 2015
This accelerates on the palate with incredibly ripe tannins and finesse. Full body, roasted fruit, leather and grilled meat. Dried flowers, too. It shows superb tannin backbone and polish. Tight and youthful. Just... This accelerates on the palate with incredibly ripe tannins and finesse. Full body, roasted fruit, leather and grilled meat. Dried flowers, too. It shows superb tannin backbone and polish. Tight and youthful. Just starting to open. Currant and berry undertones with lead pencil are impressive. Better in 2018 but so delicious now.
AG 98
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2016
98+ One of the highlights in this vertical, the 2005 Mouton Rothschild is exceptional. Dark, powerful and explosive on the palate, the 2005 is endowed with magnificent depth and richness. Just at the early part of its... 98+ One of the highlights in this vertical, the 2005 Mouton Rothschild is exceptional. Dark, powerful and explosive on the palate, the 2005 is endowed with magnificent depth and richness. Just at the early part of its drinking window, the 2005 is sure to drink well for many years from here, especially if it is given a little bit of air. The 2005 is a stunning Mouton, but it needs time to fully blossom. Harvest took place between September 21 and October 6. The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and just 1% Cabernet Franc.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Mouton-Rothschild 2005 has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with very pure blackberry and wild strawberry scents, mint and a touch of undergrowth and with time a little menthol. The palate is medium-bodied... The Château Mouton-Rothschild 2005 has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with very pure blackberry and wild strawberry scents, mint and a touch of undergrowth and with time a little menthol. The palate is medium-bodied with red berry fruit, allspice, dried orange peel and even a hint of garrigues towards the finish. It feels just a step or two more advanced than the other First Growths but it remains a fantastic Mouton from Philippe Dhalluin. Ignore at your peril.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
The 2005 Mouton Rothschild (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc) has a sensational nose of crème de cassis and incense as well as a touch of lead pencil shavings and forest floor. Dense purple, this... The 2005 Mouton Rothschild (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc) has a sensational nose of crème de cassis and incense as well as a touch of lead pencil shavings and forest floor. Dense purple, this is one of the biggest, richest wines I tasted from the Médoc. It is full-bodied, pure, and impressively endowed. Certainly the selection process and the vineyard have come through in admirable form. This wine has a certain accessibility due to the sweetness of the tannin, but it is multidimensional, with a majestic mouthfeel and length. Drink it over the next 30+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Dark purple black in color. Complex aromas of mineral licorice lead pencil and blackberry follow through to a full body with ultrafine tannins and a caressing pretty finish. Has a lovely texture. Shows elegance and... Dark purple black in color. Complex aromas of mineral licorice lead pencil and blackberry follow through to a full body with ultrafine tannins and a caressing pretty finish. Has a lovely texture. Shows elegance and refinement. Best after 2012. -JS
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Full ruby-red. Explosive superripe aromas of black raspberry currant graphite and tobacco leaf. Outsized opulent and generous; this big boy saturates the entire mouth. There's an almost exotic character to the plum and... Full ruby-red. Explosive superripe aromas of black raspberry currant graphite and tobacco leaf. Outsized opulent and generous; this big boy saturates the entire mouth. There's an almost exotic character to the plum and cedar flavors. Spreads out impressively on the back end coating the palate with ripe tannins. The 2006 is at once finer and more powerful with more noble tannins but this is more opulent.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
If 2005 was a rich year Mouton reaches the heights of richness. Almost too rich too New World but you have to be impressed by the aromatic intensity of the black fruits the dense firm tannins and the superripe black juice... If 2005 was a rich year Mouton reaches the heights of richness. Almost too rich too New World but you have to be impressed by the aromatic intensity of the black fruits the dense firm tannins and the superripe black juice and licorice flavors. The wood is still too overpowering and needs time to settle in. -R.V.
JJB 97
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
85% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Petit Verdot 1% Cabernet Franc. Dark purple all the way to the edge. Great spicy clove nose over cherry new oak and cardamom. Very tannic but they are juicy and well integrated. Nice ripe... 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Petit Verdot 1% Cabernet Franc. Dark purple all the way to the edge. Great spicy clove nose over cherry new oak and cardamom. Very tannic but they are juicy and well integrated. Nice ripe raspberry fruit with a chocolate finish that keeps going on and on. This is a beauty.