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2005 Mouton Rothschild

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

The 2005 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

In the annals of Bordeaux, few vintages shine as brightly as 2005, and the 2005 Mouton Rothschild from the esteemed Chateau Mouton Rothschild is no exception. Cradled in the reputable soils of Pauillac, this vintage triumphs as a result of the year’s near-perfect growing conditions. A paragon of structure and balance, the 2005 vintage has emerged as a collector's centrepiece and an investor's delight.


A Symphony of Elements: The 2005 Vintage's Unique Harmony

The marvellous 2005 season in Bordeaux presented vintners with a benevolent climate—warm, dry days coupled with cool evenings—laying down the gauntlet for an exceptional vintage. For Chateau Mouton Rothschild, this resulted in grapes of exceptional quality, yielding a wine that stands out within their illustrious portfolio for its extraordinary harmony of composition.

Suffused with deep, alluring aromas of blackcurrant and vanilla—a lavish welcome to the olfactory senses—the 2005 Mouton Rothschild grows more compelling as it unfurls on the tongue. There are sumptuous layers within this magnificent Pauillac; dark berries, exotic spices, and subtle oak nuances dance in complex choreography. Supple tannins and an unrelenting finish punctuate its outstanding craftsmanship.


An Exemplar for Investment

As time plods steadily forward, fine wines like the 2005 Mouton Rothschild continue their graceful evolution. For investors seeking tangible assets with potential for appreciation, this vintage encapsulates provenance and performance—a testament to the fine pedigree of Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Remaining emblematic of the estate’s dedication to quality, this Pauillac stalwart secures its stature as an investment-grade wine with unwavering poise.

Captivating upon release, the 2005 vintage has only been burnished by time’s passage. This Mouton Rothschild bears witness to a sensational year where nature's munificence was harnessed fully by human artistry. It is a navigational beacon within the vast constellation of Bordeaux vintages for discerning collectors and investors alike.

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The 2005 Mouton-Rothschild has developed magnificently, and is even better than I remember. The final blend was 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Stunning notes of crème de cassis, melted asphalt, roasted espresso and cedarwood are present in this young, full-bodied, powerful, concentrated Mouton. Just beginning to enter its adolescence, it should hit full maturity in 10-15 years and last for 50 or more. The greatness of this vintage is increasingly apparent as the wines throw off their cloaks of tannin.

Robert Parker Jr - #216 Dec 2014


Tasted blind against its peers, this brilliant Mouton-Rothschild trumped both Latour and Lafite! If it lacked the same level of breeding out of barrel, then it sure as hell is making up for its now. The nose is incredibly ripe and is perhaps more accessible than those aforementioned Pauillacs. Dark cherries, kirsch, cedar and some lovely vanillary new oak – sleek and sophisticated. Great definition. The palate has a viscous entry, fat round tannins, voluptuous, generous and sensuous. Great depth with blackberry, raspberry, a touch of black olive tapenade. Sensuous, feminine finish. Sublime. Drink 2017-2040+ Tasted January 2009.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2009


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.

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


This is very “Mouton.” Aromas of flowers, currants, cassis, and minerals open up to hints of lead pencil on the nose. Full and very dense on the palate, this wine is polished and very friendly. This is beautiful from beginning to end.

James Suckling -, April 25th 2011

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