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    640
  • Producer ranking ?

    24
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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Wine Advocate 89 points 

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the opaque purple-colored, chunky 2001 Mouton-Rothschild does not possess the finesse and stature often achieved by this first-growth. It offers a tell-tale cassis-scented nose, and a monolithic, medium to full-bodied style with relatively high, austere tannin in the finish (a characteristics I also noticed in cask). A dry, angular, backward effor...

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The Story

Château Mouton Rothschild A Premier Cru Classé in 1973, Château Mouton Rothschild, owned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, consists of 205 acres of vines near Pauillac, in the Médoc, North West of the city of Bordeaux. This Premier Cru benefits from exceptionally good natural conditions, both in the quality of the soil, the position of its vines and their exposure to the sun. It is regarded today as one of the world's greatest wine. 


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Wine Information

The 2001 label by American artist Robert Wilson, features a double print of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, the owner of the estate. According to a press release, Wilson chose to set the baroness "in a symphony of colors, in which the green vine shoots and the gold of the sun harmonize with the chromatic scale of the wine, from light red to deep purple."

The Baroness chose an American artist to express the house solidarity with the Ameri...

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Vintage 2001

Bordeaux / The year 2001 is known as the year of the winegrowers. The whole of Bordeaux suffered from a lot of rain and the resulting noble rot. Sauternes has been producing its best wines for decades, and there is good reason to talk about the Sauternes revolution. The best wine of the year is clearly Yquem. Parker's hundred-point Yquem sold for 300 euros en primeur, and today the price is 600 euros per bottle.

For red wines, the year was ...

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Tasting note

color

Full and Brick red

ending

Medium

flavors

Voluptuous, Cigar-box, Meaty, Leather, Earthy and New-oak

nose

Mature

taste

Average in Acidity, Warming, Medium tannin, Complex, Well-Integrated, Mature, Medium-bodied, Fragrant and Drying tannins

Verdict

Excellent and Oxidised

Written Notes

The 2001 Mouton Rothschild was a fresh start to a new flight. It was another young nose, but it had acid and a deep backside with purple, graham cracker, cedar and minerals. The palate was simpler with a dry finish, showing sandy, desert flavors (91).
  • 91p

2001 Chateau Mouton Rothschild (magnum): Black in color. Very deep. Incredible nose. Very young. Cigar box. Smokey, autumnal. Completely full. Palate; Lovely, very young. Stunning quality. Huge but restrained (not huge in a new world way). After three hours: deep, dark. Rich, ripe cigarette box cedar, cigar box nose. Sweet, long. Riper and younger than the 2007. The next morning, still sitting in a glass, still magnificent. Still developing!

  • 99p

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the opaque purple-colored, chunky 2001 Mouton-Rothschild does not possess the finesse and stature often achieved by this first-growth. It offers a tell-tale cassis-scented nose, and a monolithic, medium to full-bodied style with relatively high, austere tannin in the finish (a characteristics I also noticed in cask). A dry, angular, backward effort for the vintage, it should be forgotten for at least a decade. Let's hope the fruit continues to expand and sweeten, but that's no sure thing. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025+.

  • 89p

Ruby. Rich, fruity, dark berries, vanilla, exotic notes, intense nose, cassis, some tobacco, tight, truffles, cedar notes, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blueberries, some figs, tobacco, intense, blackberries, some vanilla, tight, has richness yet restrained, even after hours in decanter, long. 95

  • 95p

Fabulously aromatic nose of blackcurrants and cherries, stunning structure, richness and length. Utterly impressive stuff.

  • 96p
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Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux
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