2008 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • WE 96
  • NM 95
  • WA 95
  • WS 94
  • JS 94
  • AG 94

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
A rich wine opulent in character. There is power here with richness of fruit and texture. It is both serious side and exuberant with its bursting black berry fruits. R.V.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. Yes I did score the Grand Vin a solitary point above the Grand Vin under blind conditions but hey that's how it goes. That should not detract from what is a superb Mouton... Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. Yes I did score the Grand Vin a solitary point above the Grand Vin under blind conditions but hey that's how it goes. That should not detract from what is a superb Mouton. It is has a very intense nose with blackberry wild strawberry cedar and graphite gregarious and vivacious. The palate is medium-bodied with firm grip a lot of substance here with a keen thread of acidity. Multi-layered fanning out marvellously on the fleshy crisp finish this Mouton should leave that upstart "Le Petit Mouton" behind once it has a few laps on the odometer. Tasted January 2012.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2017
Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2008 Mouton Rothschild has always been in the shadow of the ensuing couple of vintages, but I was not the only person at this tasting that commented upon the class... Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2008 Mouton Rothschild has always been in the shadow of the ensuing couple of vintages, but I was not the only person at this tasting that commented upon the class in show here. It replicated previous showings: cedar and graphite present and correct, though accompanied by something a little more exotic - eucalyptus maybe? The palate is beautifully balanced, very detailed and extremely fresh. This conveys so much energy and animation before reverting towards a more classic and structured, pencil lead finish. Those in the know will stash up on the 2008 Mouton Rothschild because it is destined to turn into one of the "dark horses" of the decade. Tasted May 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 94
Wine Spectator, December 2010
Pure unadulterated Cabernet with blackberry black currant and fig fruit seamlessly held together by mouthwatering acidity fine-grained grip and backed by a long smoldering finish of tobacco and iron. Dense but rounded... Pure unadulterated Cabernet with blackberry black currant and fig fruit seamlessly held together by mouthwatering acidity fine-grained grip and backed by a long smoldering finish of tobacco and iron. Dense but rounded with the length to last a decade or more in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2022. From France.-J.M.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, March 2015
Aromas of roasted fruit plus hints of grilled meat and chocolate. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and bright acidity. Tangy and lively. Needs time still to come together to soften the tannins. A little hard. Better in 2018.
AG 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2016
After the 2009 and 2010, the 2008 Mouton Rothschild comes across as a touch slender. Lavender, smoke, grilled herbs and licorice add the closing shades of nuance in this delightful, mid-weight Mouton. In 2008, the blend... After the 2009 and 2010, the 2008 Mouton Rothschild comes across as a touch slender. Lavender, smoke, grilled herbs and licorice add the closing shades of nuance in this delightful, mid-weight Mouton. In 2008, the blend is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot harvested between October 2 and 15. Two thousand eight is remembered as a highly variable year. Overcast skies finally opened in mid-September, which allowed the growing season to conclude on a high note.
JJB 94
JJ Buckley, April 2009
A fantastic and full nose of blackberry jam mineral and floral notes. Full-bodied with exceptional purity of flavors. Lush and juicy on the palate with plenty of dark fruit flavors and a touch of minerality and spice on... A fantastic and full nose of blackberry jam mineral and floral notes. Full-bodied with exceptional purity of flavors. Lush and juicy on the palate with plenty of dark fruit flavors and a touch of minerality and spice on the finish. The tannins are integrating nicely and this has terrific length. A solid effort!
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2008