"A brick-house Pauillac built for the long haul."
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In 2005, the entire appellation of Pauillac enjoyed superb growing conditions that resulted in some of the greatest expressions of Bordeaux in recent memory. Robert Parker went so far as to say, 

 

“Tasting the 2005 red wines from the bottle, many of them three or four times, confirmed that this is the greatest vintage produced during my 30-year career.” 

 

The perfect maturation of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape during the dry and hot growing months allowed many Left Bank producers to shine. Not surprisingly, the more approachable Château Mouton Rothschild (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc) created one of the greatest wines of the vintage. It didn’t hurt that 2005 was the year that Philippe Dhalluin took over as Executive Director and winemaker at the estate and put into place a variety of measures to improve the quality and consistency of this first growth.

 

Today we have case options of the 2005 Mouton Rothschild. These cases came from a pristine parcel left undisturbed and slumbering until now. This wine is just entering its drinking window, but as many of the critics note below, this wine has decades of life ahead of it. With this 12-Pack option, you have the chance to enjoy this wine well into 2040. 

 

“…sensational nose that comes racing out of the blocks with audacious scents” Neal Martin, 98Pts.

 

These pristine cases are set to arrive with us in 7-10 days.

 

Do not miss your chance to secure this legend for your cellar today. Reply directly to order. 

"Deep bright ruby, superconcentrated and extremely vertical, this Mouton is only starting to open up after which it will plateau for another 50 years or so of outstanding drinking. Cassis, cedar, graphite aromas and flavours of noteworthy complexity are lifted by harmonious acidity. An extremely refined and less exotic Mouton Rothschild.”

 99 Pts Decanter

 

"Technical Director/Chief Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin said this was a special year for him, because he considers it his first great vintage—he started in 2004. Deep garnet with hint of brick, the 2005 Mouton Rothschild is evolving into unabashed, flamboyant notes of Christmas cake, plum preserves, chocolate-covered cherries, eucalyptus and crème de cassis with beautifully fragrant wafts of potpourri, incense, Indian spices and cigar box. Full-bodied, the palate performs vinous pirouettes with dazzling exotic spice, floral and earthy nuances, framed by firm, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced.”

 98 Pts Robert Parker

 

"One of the highlights in this vertical, the 2005 Mouton Rothschild is exceptional. Dark, powerful and explosive on the palate, the 2005 is endowed with magnificent depth and richness. Just at the early part of its drinking window, the 2005 is sure to drink well for many years from here, especially if it is given a little bit of air. The 2005 is a stunning Mouton, but it needs time to fully blossom. Harvest took place between September 21 and October 6. The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and just 1% Cabernet Franc.”

 98 Pts Antonio Galloni

 

"This accelerates on the palate with incredibly ripe tannins and finesse. Full body, roasted fruit, leather and grilled meat. Dried flowers, too. It shows superb tannin backbone and polish. Tight and youthful. Just starting to open. Currant and berry undertones with lead pencil are impressive”

 98 Pts James Suckling

 

"Gorgeous, with singed alder and juniper notes starting to strut their stuff, while the immense core of steeped red currant, blackberry and plum fruit continues to wait in reserve. A light sanguine thread weaves in on the back end, which is driven by a serious bolt of iron. Shows terrific grip, length and cut. A brick-house Pauillac built for the long haul.”

 98 Pts WineSpectator

 

 

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