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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Chateau Mouton Rothschild  2000
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000
(search item no. 56186)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $349.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1990 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1989 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
1986 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
1985 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1983 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1982 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
1970 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1970 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a fine, deep colour, almost black with a purple-violet tint, and an open, complex nose. Red fruit aromas predominate (redcurrant, cherry liqueur, bilberry), alongside slightly floral notes of lily and violet together with fine vanilla.
From a full, firm attack with plenty of heft and substance, the body builds on mature, silky, creamy tannins, with intense flavours of blackcurrant, blackberry and spice with a hint of cinnamon.
The finish, powerful, substantial and long, reveals all the expressiveness and distinction of a great Mouton Rothschild, reminiscent in its richness and elegance of the very fine 1986 vintage.

"The 2000 Mouton Rothschild is at its best with about 24-48 hours of decanting. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, the wine offers a saturated ruby/purple color in addition to reticent but promising aromas of toast, coffee, licorice, creme de cassis, and roasted nuts. Dense, chewy, and backward, with tremendous purity and density in addition to obvious toasty oak, it is full-bodied, powerful, tannic, and backward. Twenty-four to 48 hours of aeration only hints at its ultimate potential. This blockbuster will be exceptionally long-lived. It is not as expressive as the other first-growth Medocs, but give it time. As I predicted in my first report on the millennium vintage (April, 2001), Philippine de Rothschild could be expected to do something special with her presentation of 2000. She has exceeded everyone's expectations with a work of art. Those who have seen the extraordinary packaging of the 2000 Mouton Rothschild must certainly realize this is a brilliant achievement. The bottle is extraordinary, and likely to have nearly as much value empty as full! Her genius is obvious, but it's what's inside that counts!" - Wine Advocate

My Notes:

About Chateau Mouton Rothschild:

Château Mouton Rothschild, a Premier Cru Classé from the Bordeaux region and one of the world's greatest wines, is owned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. The estate includes 205 acres of vines at Pauillac planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (11%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%).

In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought Château Brane-Mouton. In 1922, his great-grandson Baron Philippe de Rothschild (1902-1988) decided to take the future of the estate into his own hands. His 65 years at Mouton bear witness to the strength of his personality, his spirit of enterprise and his sense of innovation.

In 1922, he was the first to introduce château bottling. In 1926, he built the famous Grand Chai, the majestic 100-meter first year cellar, which has become a major attraction for visitors to Mouton. 1945 marked the start of a fascinating collection of works of art, created every year for the Mouton label by famous painters. In 1973, after a twenty-year battle, Baron Philippe obtained a revision of the 1855 classification and Mouton was officially recognized as a First Growth.

In 1988, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild succeeded her father Baron Philippe. She has become the guarantor of the quality of an illustrious wine whose motto proudly proclaims, "First I am, second I was, I Mouton do not change."