2018 Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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DC 100 JS 100 JA 100 JL 100 WA 99 WE 99 TWI 98 WS 98 JD 97
DC 100

Decanter, November 2020

This has so much tannic power, with density, layers and structure along with layers of blackberry, liquorice, baked earth, cigar box and the signature exotic spices of Mouton. A big, textured and complex wine that is...
JS 100

jamessuckling.com, February 2021

Exquisite purity of black currants, raspberries and some citrus. The aromas flow from the glass. Full-bodied with seamless tannins that coat the palate and then fall into the center, to deliver a thoroughly refined and...
JA 100

janeanson.com, September 2021

I'm not alone in considering this one of the all-time great Moutons - it was awarded World's Greatest Wine is a competition last year that saw numerous rounds of blind tasting. It's worth your while to find out why - this...
JL 100

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Dark red ink in color, the wine exudes Asian spice, espresso, smoke, cigar box, walnuts, cocoa, blackberry and red currant aromas. If you can pull yourself away from seeking additional nuances in the perfume, the wine...
WA 99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

The 2018 Mouton Rothschild is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc—there is also a splash of all the Petit Verdot they had, but it doesn’t even register in the percentage. It has 13.8%...
WE 99

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

Dense structure, powerful tannins and intense black fruits are contained within this wine that shows richness and sustained concentration as well as amazing freshness. The 86% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend is the secret...
TWI 98

The Wine Independent, February 2023

The 2018 Mouton Rothschild is deep garnet-purple in color. It sashays out of the glass with vibrant scents of kirsch, juicy blackcurrants, and black raspberries, plus suggestions of lavender, cedar, and camphor, with a...
WS 98

Wine Spectator, January 2021

This large-scaled wine is brimming with cassis and distilled plum fruit that’s remarkably pure, focused and driven in feel, supported by a seamless, iron-clad and remarkably polished structure, doing its job without...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

(97+ points) Coming from a selection of 76% of the total production, the 2018 Château Mouton Rothschild checks in as 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that was brought up all in new French...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2018
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Mouton-Rothschild is an exceptional Bordeaux blend that showcases the unrivaled craftsmanship of this renowned producer. Hailing from the prestigious Pauillac region of Bordeaux, France, this red wine exudes elegance and sophistication from the moment it is poured into the glass. The deep garnet-purple color immediately catches the eye, hinting at the intensity and richness that awaits.

On the nose, the aromas are simply breathtaking. Exquisite purity of black currants, raspberries, and even hints of citrus dance gracefully, captivating the senses with their allure. As the wine opens up, additional layers of candied violets, licorice, stewed plums, and black tea emerge, adding complexity and depth to the bouquet.

The palate is nothing short of extraordinary. Full-bodied and velvety, this wine caresses the palate with seamless tannins that coat every inch, creating a thoroughly refined and harmonious experience. The black fruits take center stage, supported by bold freshness that adds vibrancy to the wine. As it lingers on the tongue, mineral suggestions and a savory finish leave a lasting impression.

Notable wine critics have praised the 2018 Mouton-Rothschild, with James Suckling awarding it a perfect score of 100 points. He describes it as the new 1959, one of the legendary vintages of Mouton. Wine Enthusiast also bestows a high score of 99 points, highlighting its dense structure, powerful tannins, and intense black fruits. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate echoes these sentiments, praising the wine's firm tannins, bold freshness, and deliciousness.

This wine is a true masterpiece that demands patience and respect. While it can be enjoyed now, it is recommended to wait until at least 2026 to fully appreciate its potential. However, it has the capacity to age gracefully for 25 years or more and will continue to evolve and impress over time.

The 2018 Mouton-Rothschild is a testament to the artistry and dedication of the Mouton-Rothschild estate. It is a wine that embodies the essence of Bordeaux, delivering a sensory experience that is nothing short of extraordinary.