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2009 Mouton Rothschild

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2009 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

There is a profound aura around the 2009 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a wine that splendidly exemplifies the zenith of Pauillac majesty. A vintage that sits proudly amongst the pantheon of modern Bordeaux, it continues to stir the senses and provoke contemplation with its intricate layers and unabashed boldness.


Inimitable Elegance: An Opulent Vintage

These hallowed vines have delivered a compelling 2009 performance, where the climatic conditions granted a rare synchronicity between ripening and terroir. The benevolent season ensured an unhurried maturation of grapes, which transmuted into an elixir of formidable concentration and balance. This harmonious interplay bequeaths investors with a wine characterised by its opulence and longevity, bearing witness to the meticulous stewardship of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild.


An Ode to Excellence: A Vintage Distinct

The 2009 Mouton Rothschild summons an enchanting bouquet of cassis and black cherry, underpinned by a voluptuous tannic structure and adorned with nuances of exotic spice and graphite. Such complexity betrays its stature; it continues to ascend in burgeoning depth as it ages gracefully in cellared repose. The alchemy present in this vintage transcends mere sensory pleasure – it serves as testament to the year which was met with universal acclaim, offering an endless journey of discovery in each draught.


In Vino Veritas: The Wise Investor's Choice

For discerning investors and collectors seeking to embellish their cellar with a distinguished vintage that captivates both palate and portfolio, the 2009 Mouton Rothschild represents an astute addition. In a symphony of fruit purity married with regal tannins, this Pauillac marvel epitomises fine wine investment at its zenith. As it traverses the path to full maturity, its stature within the canon of celebrated vintages is unequivocal—a true embodiment of vinous poetry etched within the annals of Bordeaux.

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The 2009 Mouton Rothschild has a striking label from Anish Kapoor. The wine is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot that begs comparison as a young wine with what the 1982 tasted like in 1985 or, I suspect, what the 1959 may have tasted like in 1962. Representing 50% of their production, the wine has an inky purple color to the rim and not terribly high alcohol for a 2009 (13.2%), but that is reflected by the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a remarkable nose of lead pencil shavings, violets, creme de cassis and subtle barrique smells. It is stunningly opulent, fat, and super-concentrated, but the luxurious fruit tends to conceal some rather formidable tannins in the finish. This is an amazing wine that will be slightly more drinkable at an earlier age than I thought from barrel, but capable of lasting 50 or more years. Kudos to the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and the entire Mouton team, lead by Monsieur Dalhuin.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012


Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Mouton Rothschild gives up bold earthy notions of underbrush, tilled soil and fungi over a core of crème de cassis, plum preserves and Indian spices with a waft of camphor. Full-bodied with a firm, velvety tannin texture and packed with black fruit preserves and exotic spice layers, it has seamless freshness and a very long, decadently fruited finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 14 March 2019


The pureness of fruit in this on the nose is phenomenal, with crushed currants and cassis. It's deep, so deep. Also some foie gras. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and an insanely decadent finish, with meat, game and dark fruits. Goes on for minutes. Decadent and turns to dark fruits cassis and licorice. Warm and voluptuous wine. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot. Try in 2020.

James Suckling -, February 14th 2012


Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Mouton '09 is more showy and decadent on the nose with more glycerine and prominent use of new oak. It does not have the delineation of the following two wines: perhaps slightly more New World in style (not intended pejoratively.) The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins. There is a thread of citrus freshness that neatly counterbalanced the lush macerated black fruit, whilst the finish is comparatively opulent and generous. Lovely... I suspected this actually might be its neighbour, Pontet-Canet! Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2013

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