2010 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 100
  • AG 100
  • NM 99
  • WS 98
  • WE 98
  • IWC 97
  • WA 97
  • JR 96

Reviews for 2010 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
Clearly a perfect wine that shows incredible depth of fruit with currants, dark chocolate, minerals and licorice. Full-bodied, tight and wound up with ripe tannins that let go and seduce you. Makes me want to drink it... Clearly a perfect wine that shows incredible depth of fruit with currants, dark chocolate, minerals and licorice. Full-bodied, tight and wound up with ripe tannins that let go and seduce you. Makes me want to drink it now. But this is a wine for the long term. Extraordinary. 94% cabernet sauvignon. Better in 2020.
AG 100
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2016
A wine of noble bearing and exceptional beauty, the 2010 Mouton Rothschild is a flat-out stunner. The aromatics alone are beguiling. On the palate, the wine is every bit as thrilling, with myriad layers of flavor that... A wine of noble bearing and exceptional beauty, the 2010 Mouton Rothschild is a flat-out stunner. The aromatics alone are beguiling. On the palate, the wine is every bit as thrilling, with myriad layers of flavor that continue to open up in the glass. Graphite, gravel, smoke, plum, black cherry and savory herbs are all strikingly delineated throughout. Vivid and crystalline, the 2010 is a jewel of a wine, but it is impossibly young now. Readers who can be patient will be treated to a fabulous wine. Today, the 2010 reminds me of a more civilized version of the 1986. The 2010 is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon (the highest amount of Cabernet ever here). Dollops of Merlot round out the blend. Harvest took place between September 29 and October 13.
NM 99
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Initially, there is a tangible strictness and linearity on the nose of this spellbinding Mouton-Rothschild, though it unfolds to reveal blackberry, mulberry, truffle and violets scents. The palate is medium-bodied but the... Initially, there is a tangible strictness and linearity on the nose of this spellbinding Mouton-Rothschild, though it unfolds to reveal blackberry, mulberry, truffle and violets scents. The palate is medium-bodied but the tannins and silky and fine. This has a bewitching texture, seamless and utterly harmonious, the finish feminine and poised with outstanding mineralite. This might be the best wine ever produced under Philippe Dhalluin.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
This strides in with distinction, starting off with a showy but integrated layer of espresso-infused toast, followed by plush tiers of crushed currant, plum and blackberry fruit interspersed with cocoa and well-roasted... This strides in with distinction, starting off with a showy but integrated layer of espresso-infused toast, followed by plush tiers of crushed currant, plum and blackberry fruit interspersed with cocoa and well-roasted cedar notes. The long, tobacco- and loam-filled finish shows lots of heft, but stays polished. An impressive display of unadulterated, muscular Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2020 through 2045. – JM
WE 98
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
A dense, smooth and opulent wine bursting with ripe Cabernet Sauvignon flavors. It’s regal and well structured, balancing the natural exuberance of Mouton with a more severe side. This is a wine with power, yet not... A dense, smooth and opulent wine bursting with ripe Cabernet Sauvignon flavors. It’s regal and well structured, balancing the natural exuberance of Mouton with a more severe side. This is a wine with power, yet not without its charms from the fruitiness and final acidity. This great wine will age many, many years.
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
97+ Deep ruby-red. Great soil-driven aromas of cassis, licorice, graphite and loam. Hugely dense, seamless and concentrated, but with ripe, harmonious acidity giving definition to the plush flavors of creme de cassis... 97+ Deep ruby-red. Great soil-driven aromas of cassis, licorice, graphite and loam. Hugely dense, seamless and concentrated, but with ripe, harmonious acidity giving definition to the plush flavors of creme de cassis, bitter chocolate, minerals and loam. Most impressive today on the mounting, palate-staining finish, which is almost painful yet manages to convey a light touch. Endlessly complex and vibrant wine with decades of positive evolution ahead of it. One of my favorites of this outstanding vintage.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
97+ The enormously endowed, backward, ferociously tannic, massively extracted 2010 Mouton-Rothschild exhibits an opaque blue/purple color as well as a tight but promising nose of incense, licorice, lead pencil shavings... 97+ The enormously endowed, backward, ferociously tannic, massively extracted 2010 Mouton-Rothschild exhibits an opaque blue/purple color as well as a tight but promising nose of incense, licorice, lead pencil shavings, vanilla, blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied in the mouth, extremely young, and tasting like a barrel sample, this remarkable effort requires 10-15 years of cellaring. It should age well for half a century or more. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
Humming, intense, ripe Cabernet fruit. Plays the concentration card but is not perhaps as intellectually stimulating as some. Just very slightly dead on the end. Electric on retasting. 19/20
JJB 98
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2011
94% cabernet sauvignon and 6% merlot. The 2010 Mouton harvest began September 28th and was completed on October 13th. The wine has an opulent nose of dark chocolate coffee cassis and oak. In the mouth this is plush with... 94% cabernet sauvignon and 6% merlot. The 2010 Mouton harvest began September 28th and was completed on October 13th. The wine has an opulent nose of dark chocolate coffee cassis and oak. In the mouth this is plush with precision on the finish long with well-integrated tannins. A wine of considerable richness and complexity this is a full bodied vintage for Mouton. This gorgeous wine should last for 40+ years. 96-98 points -John Sweeney