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2000 Mouton Rothschild

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2000 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The turn of the millennium heralded an exceptional juncture for Bordeaux, and amongst this vintage pantheon proudly sits the 2000 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild – a wine mirroring the monumental nature of its year. This illustrious Pauillac estate, part of the esteemed First Growths following the 1855 classification, has encapsulated the vigor and promise of this heralded vintage with aplomb.


Millennial Majesty: A Vintage Investment Delight

Against the backdrop of ripe conditions that blessed much of Bordeaux, the 2000 Mouton Rothschild showcases a profound structure and depth. Its conception took place under providential skies, with climatic generosity ensuring an impeccable balance of intensity and finesse. Reflecting its Pauillac roots, this vintage exudes a regal complexity, with layers that unfold akin to a grand masterpiece acquired by the discerning investor.


Confluence of Craft and Climatic Serendipity

The 2000 vintage, in contrast to its predecessors, stood out for its immediately lavish fruit presence coupled with a framework that promises longevity - a duality that is not easily achieved. The congruence of concentrated cassis, enlaced with underlying tannins and punctuated by notes of espresso, cedar, and graphite in the 2000 Mouton Rothschild is a testament to both viticultural prowess and Mother Nature's benignity during this season.

The terroir of Chateau Mouton Rothschild translated into a magnetic pull on the palate in 2000 – confidently expressive while maintaining a poise that beckons investors who seek wines that will gracefully evolve over decades.


Epilogue: A Treasured Oenological Heirloom

In closing, one marvels at how the 2000 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild straddles sheer immediacy and built-for-the-ages structure, positioning it as a treasured asset in any oenophile's portfolio. As this wine continues to unfurl its narrative with each passing year, it solidifies its stature as one of Pauillac's timeless benchmarks—a collectable chapter in vinous history sure to augur well for both pleasure and investment.

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Deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, the 2000 Mouton Rothschild (composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot) boldly bursts from the glass with tantalizing Black Forest cake, dried mulberries, kirsch and blackcurrant pastilles notes plus wafts of iodine, incense, potpourri and cinnamon stick with a hint of cigar boxes. Medium to full-bodied, the palate packs in the muscular fruit, framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with phenomenal length. This is an incredibly complex and multifaceted wine, and it's drinking deliciously now. This said, I can’t help but feel that it is holding something back, that it still has another layer of opulence and seduction to reveal in its tight-knit fruit and solid structure. I personally can’t wait to see how this beauty will continue to unfold over the years to come.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 31 October 2019


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.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #189 June 2010


The nose is very intense, super ripe and rich, verging on jammy. Notes of leather, spices, and prunes rise out of the glass. Full bodied, soft and beautiful with ripe tannins and a long finish. This is soft and yummy right now, but give this another three or four years in the bottle. Pull the cork in 2014.

James Suckling -, April 25th 2011


Another rather vexing performance of the millennial Mouton. My main complaint is the dominance of oak on the nose that is smothering the sense of terroir and the delineation one would expect. The palate is medium-bodied with good balance, quite cohesive and yet lacking the tension and precision one would have hoped for. It develops some attractive mulberry and plumy notes with time in glass, but it is a First Growth that never really takes off. Tasted February 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal May 2011

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