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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2005

Your Price: $685.00

Producer: Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Optimum drinking: 2020-2060
Rating: 99 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 14%, Cabernet Franc 1%
Winemaker: Philippe Dhalluin
Appellation: A.O.C. Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Growth status: 1st growth
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2005 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage. 

Mouton Rothschild has been under the Barons de Rothschild ownership for over 100 years, and it was the unremitting efforts of the flamboyant Baron Philippe de Rothschild that resulted in Mouton's historical upgrade to premier Grand cru status in 1973 – the only change ever made to the Bordeaux classification of 1855.

Prior to the Médoc classification, Mouton's wine labels declared, Premier ne puis, Second ne daigne, Mouton suis ('First I cannot be, Second I do not deign to be, I am Mouton'). After the upgrade, the motto was changed to Premier je suis, second je fus, Mouton ne change ('First I am, second I was, Mouton does not change').

"…a deeply impressive First Growth. It has been blessed with a sensational nose that comes racing out of the blocks with audacious scents of black fruit, cedar, smoke and pencil ... There is a sense of bravura here, of aristocracy. The palate is medium-bodied with sumptuous black fruit, perhaps beginning to soften in texture, one or two years off its plateau. There are layers and layers of black fruit intermingling with graphite and black pepper, and it wisely reins everything in on the finish that is more classic in style and in keeping with the vintage." Robert Parker

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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2005 - Golden West Wines