Mouton Rothschild 2000

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Tasting Notes

Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bottle, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bottle of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course, one can't drink the glass, but this is a top-flight Mouton Rothschild, eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich, tannic, earthy style, with loads of creme de cassis and floral notes, the final blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a full-bodied wine with plenty of coffee, earth, chocolatey notes, and still plenty of tannin to resolve. I gave it an anticipated maturity range of 2015-2050 back in 2003, and that looks on target.

Score: 96+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

A behemoth, the gigantic 2000 Mouton Rothschild(86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14%Merlot)boasts a saturated purple colour as well as aromas of ink,cassis,hint of truffles.Unquestionably the greatest Mouton since the 1986 and 1982, this majestic effort will undoubtably close down, but enjoy an exceptionally long life. Anticipated maturity:2012-2050.

Score: 97+Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Score: 97+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (149), October 2003

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!

Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+.

Score: 97Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

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!Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+.

Score: 97Robert Parker, RobertParker.com (146), April 2003

A behemoth, the gigantic 2000 Mouton-Rothschild (86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot) boasts a saturated purple color as well as aromas of ink, cassis, licorice, damp earth, and sweet oak. It reveals a cassis liqueur-like flavor profile with a hint of truffles. This majestic effort will undoubtedly close down, but enjoy an exceptionally long life. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050+.

Score: 96/98Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002

The 2000 is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, and the wine comprises 80% of the production, which averaged 35 hectoliters per hectare. A potentially immortal wonder, Mouton's 2000 is so thick, it almost needs to be drunk with a spoon. At the same time, it has brutally high tannin.

There is a lot going on in this backward effort, including phenomenal concentration and extract, and a huge nose of smoke, creme de cassis, truffles, and new saddle leather. A wine of enormous constitution and awesome power, but neophytes and readers unwilling to invest twenty years of cellaring should look elsewhere. If the tannin becomes more integrated, and the wine increasingly seamless, it will merit its lofty rating. However, if the tannin becomes more abrasive, or the wine totally shuts down, the score will drop.

This is a long-term prospect for prospective purchasers given the fact that most Moutons made with this level of extract and tannin need 15-20 years of cellaring (look at the still infant 1982 and 1986). Nevertheless, this is a fabulously pure, brilliant achievement, perhaps destined for your children's children. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060. P.S. Don't be surprised if the proprietor, the creative Baronne Philippine de Rothschild, does something dramatic regarding the label or bottle in celebration of 2000.

Score: 96/98+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Score: 93James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003

Score: 92/94James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003

Sweet and ripe on the nose lots of black fruits and the palate has a mix of black cherry and bramble sweetness yet freshness. The fruit is ripe the mid palate supple and fleshy with at the back a firmer feel a supporting structure the finish lighter long, stylish and elegant. 2015-35

Score: 96Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2015

More developed rim than most. Slightly raw, callow nose. Some sweetness on the front palate and then tannin on the very finish. Rather simpler than most other left bank 2000 first growths. Light, slightly green finish. Shorter than most and rather spindly - not absolutely obvious first growth from a tip top vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon 86% plus Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 80% went into the grand vin. Date tasted 16th Oct 07.

Score: 17.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com (16 Oct 07), October 2007

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