2005 Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Wine Tasting Note


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This is so young. Yet, if you look inside with just a bit of effort, the wine is fabulous with unlimited potential. Concentrated, full, rich and with serious depth of flavor, the wine balances its naturally opulent nature with the structure to age, a wall of ripe tannin and endless waves of juicy, ripe, fresh, pure cassis. Patience is warranted. So give it 15 years and enjoy it over the next 50!

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If you like power, elegance, concentration, velvety textures, ripe, silky, fresh fruits with spicy, exotic flavors, this is going to be your style of wine. From a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place from September 21 to October 6. Give this a decade and you’ll be drinking in grand style!

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Good things come to those that wait! And this just keeps better and better, but what else should expect from a great terroir and the talented Philippe Dhalluin. Concentrated with layers of sweet, silky, opulent berries, velvety tannins, an attention seeking nose of cassis, cigar box, earth, truffle and Asian spice, the wine ends sensations of pure silk, velvet and opulence, that literally bathes your palate.

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Attention seeking aromas of black cherry, smoke, tobacco, cigar box, spice, cassis and cedar chest get the ball rolling. Rich, polished, refined and round, still young, give this another 10-20 years before it releases all its charms.

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Cassis, blackberry, tobacco, earth and cedar wood, with a hint of lead pencil, full bodied with layers of fresh cassis and blackberry, round tannins and a plush, opulent character. Give it until 2020 before popping a bottle.

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Sweet oak, currant, fennel and spice were easy to find. Very rich, sexy, mouth feel. Opulent fruit and polished, silky tannins. Full bodied and concentrated with ripe fruit. The wine ends with a long finish.

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Mouton Front Chateau3 Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Latour, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Mouton Rothschild is not a wine to drink on the young side. The wine is usually far too tannic, concentrated and reserved during its youth. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 3-6 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Mouton Rothschild is usually better with at least 15 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Latour offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 18 and 60 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Mouton Rothschild with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Mouton Rothschild is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Mouton Rothschild is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Mouton Rothschild is also good when matched with Asian dishes, Chinese food, rich fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta.

Aile d'Argent, the white wine of Mouton Rothschild with wine and food matches is perfect for the table. Aile d'Argent is best paired with all types of seafood, sushi, sashimi, crab, lobster, chicken, veal, pork and cheese.

The Baroness Philippine Rothschild passed away at 80 years of age, August 22, 2014. She is survived by her three children, Camille Sereys de Rothschild born in 1961, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild born in 1963 and Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild, born in 1971. In October, 2014, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, the eldest son of Baroness Philippine Rothschild and her first husband, Jacques Sereys, was named as the new president of Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

Aside from their three Classified estates in Bordeaux, the company also produces wines in the Napa Valley with Opus One, in Limoux with Domaine de Baron'arques and in Chile, where they Rothschild family formed a partnership with Concha y Toro in Chile to create Almaviva.

When added to all their branded and negociant wines, like Mouton Cadet, in total, the company sells more than $350,000,000 worth of wine each year! Part of the reason for their success in creating an international brand has to do with their non stop marketing all over the world.

In fact, Chateau Mouton Rothschild was one of the first 1855 Classified chateau to begin marketing in China. To further their connection to the country of China, for the 2008 vintage, Chateau Mouton Rothschild chose Xu Le, the Chinese born artist to design their label.