2006 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WE 97
  • NM 97
  • WA 97
  • IWC 96
  • JS 95
  • WS 94
  • JR 93
  • AG 92

Reviews for 2006 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
At the time it was shown as a barrel sample in early 2007, this was the best wine of 2006. That accolade remains. It has all the power of the Cabernet Sauvignon in Pauillac, which was the greatest success of the vintage... At the time it was shown as a barrel sample in early 2007, this was the best wine of 2006. That accolade remains. It has all the power of the Cabernet Sauvignon in Pauillac, which was the greatest success of the vintage. That power comes from the dense tannins as well as the black plum and spice flavors and minerality. The texture becomes velvet, giving a final richness, but never losing its long aging potential. In a year that is good, but not at the top, Mouton has made a great wine.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2010
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has a beautifully defined, crystalline bouquet with blackberry, plum and a touch of violets; beguiling lift from the glass, its fingers caressing the senses and luring... Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has a beautifully defined, crystalline bouquet with blackberry, plum and a touch of violets; beguiling lift from the glass, its fingers caressing the senses and luring you back into the glass. There is tangible mineralite here, a Pauillac that exudes breeding. The palate is very smooth and harmonious, perfect balance, a more feminine wine but there is undoubtedly still a great deal of power and cohesion. Lingers beautifully on the finish. Divine.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
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... 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. - Neal Martin
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Bright ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of cassis blueberry cedar and graphite. Wonderfully pure and silky in the mouth with great subtle slow-building intensity and superb energy and thrust. A real essence of cabernet sauvignon... Bright ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of cassis blueberry cedar and graphite. Wonderfully pure and silky in the mouth with great subtle slow-building intensity and superb energy and thrust. A real essence of cabernet sauvignon and Mouton terroir This one really rattled my brain-in the gentlest way. As silky as it is it possesses bottomless depths. Finishes with big but noble tannins and outstanding length. I loved this wine the spring after the harvest and it's even more impressive today. This should go on for decades but today it's hard to imagine this wine going through an extended sullen stage. By the way I'm a great fan of Lucien Freud's work but his label for this wine does not do justice to the juice inside the bottle. 96(+?)
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
This is an eye-opener with a tight core of complex fruit character as well as subtle chocolate and spices. Full body, firm tannins and a classy finish. Holding back. Much better than expected. A vintage forgotten. Better... This is an eye-opener with a tight core of complex fruit character as well as subtle chocolate and spices. Full body, firm tannins and a classy finish. Holding back. Much better than expected. A vintage forgotten. Better in 2018.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
Complex aromas of crushed berries cedar mahogany and sweet tobacco follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a long finish. There's also lots of coffee. Balanced and very beautiful already. Best after 2015... Complex aromas of crushed berries cedar mahogany and sweet tobacco follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a long finish. There's also lots of coffee. Balanced and very beautiful already. Best after 2015. 15830 cases made.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2013
Looks like a 2006. Very sweet and ripe yet with real zest on the nose. Lots of acidity. Could be Lafite 2006? Very fresh and racy. Real lift to this wine, which is distinguished by its fine tannins. 18/20
AG 92
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2016
The 2006 Mouton Rothschild is dark, powerful and intense, with firm tannins that need time to soften. This is an especially dark, somber Mouton. Dark black fruit, smoke, menthol gravel and cured meats are some of the... The 2006 Mouton Rothschild is dark, powerful and intense, with firm tannins that need time to soften. This is an especially dark, somber Mouton. Dark black fruit, smoke, menthol gravel and cured meats are some of the signatures. Slight vegetal notes underpin the fruit. I am not sure the 2006 has enough freshness to be a long-term ager or the depth of fruit to outlast the tannins. The blend is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot, harvested between September 20 and October 5.