2006 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • WE 97
  • IWC 96
  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • JS 95

Reg: $5,895.00

$5,295.00

In Stock: 2 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 3 btls
ETA: Jun. 2019

Reg: $5,895.00

$5,295.00

In Stock: 2 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 3 btls
ETA: Jun. 2019

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WE 97
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.
IWC 96
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(+?)
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2017
Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2006 Mouton-Rothschild was really the wine that put winemaker Philippe Dhalluin on the map, in the sense that unlike the 2005 born in a great vintage, this 2006 had... Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2006 Mouton-Rothschild was really the wine that put winemaker Philippe Dhalluin on the map, in the sense that unlike the 2005 born in a great vintage, this 2006 had to transcend it. It remains one of the standouts of the growing season and actually replicates previous showings just the week earlier and in January. As expected, the nose has quite brilliant delineation with blackberry, graphite, here an almost cold slate-like scent. The palate is harmonious with the carefully judged acidity, fine-grain tannin and immense detail on the finish. Recent bottles suggest that it may close up for several years, in which case, either enjoy this in the next few months or cellar this for a few years and receive vinous dividends down the line. Tasted May 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 95
Wine Spectator, March 2017
This is in an interesting spot right now, still sporting some youthful blackberry, cassis and plum fruit, with only secondary hints starting to emerge. Yet those secondary hints are very tantalizing, with well-worn cedar... This is in an interesting spot right now, still sporting some youthful blackberry, cassis and plum fruit, with only secondary hints starting to emerge. Yet those secondary hints are very tantalizing, with well-worn cedar, tobacco and sanguine notes adding range and cut. There's a freshness throughout, yet also a supple edge, which allows the fruit to drape prettily on the finish.--Non-blind Mouton-Rothschild vertical (March 2017). Drink now through 2034. 15,830 cases made. –JM
JS 95
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.
JJB 96
JJ Buckley, April 2007
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Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2006