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2010 Mouton Rothschild

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

The 2010 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

As a wine of formidable character and reputation, the 2010 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild asserts its prominence with a bravado that can only be crafted in the hallowed halls of Bordeaux's Pauillac. This vintage stands as a testament to the virtuosity of its creators—a harmonious interplay between an exceptional year and the winery's unyielding commitment to excellence.


A Rare Vintage: A Convergence of Climate and Craft

The year 2010, marked by an ideal alignment of the elements, allowed for near-perfect growing conditions in Pauillac. A dry, yet cool summer followed by an Indian summer provided the requisite canvas for this masterpiece. The result is a wine that resonates with depth and sophistication, encapsulating the quintessence of its terroir.


The Embodiment of Investment Worthy Opulence

In the glass, the 2010 Mouton Rothschild exhibits an opulent garnet hue with a nose that immediately captivates. Swirls release an olfactory symphony of dark berries, subtle oak and a whisper of exotic spices. As much a treat for the nose as it is for the palate, this Pauillac breathes sophistication and grounded nobility.

A sip unveils layers upon layers of complexity. Blackcurrant and ripe plums dance alongside notes of graphite and cigar box, with robust tannins that promise exceptional longevity—an essential consideration for any discerning fine wine investor. It’s a wine whose structure and balance deftly demonstrate why some vintages rise above the rest.

The decade since the harvest has seen the 2010 Mouton Rothschild emerge as a colossus among collectors and investors alike. It represents not just a pinnacle for the year, but an investment-grade asset that will continue to enthral palates while appreciating with grace.


Conclusion: An Age-Worthy Heirloom

To the aficionado seeking both pleasure and prudence in their investment, the 2010 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild stands as one of those singular treasures—a beacon of Pauillac's potential when stars align over its famed gravelly soils. Its excellent condition at present suggests a trajectory that will see this wine reminisced about and revered many years hence.

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This is pure Cabernet Sauvignon magic with incredible aromas of currants, blackberries and light spices. Tiny hints of hazelnut. Wet earth. Full body, with super velvety tannins. The purity of fruit is breathtaking. It goes on for minutes. This is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot. Try after 2020.

James Suckling -, November 14th 2013


Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Mouton Rothschild is a little closed to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal notes of baked black cherries, crème de cassis, blackberry compote and bouquet garni with suggestions of sweaty leather, pencil lead, cedar chest and black truffles plus a hint of crushed rocks. Full-bodied, the palate is solidly constructed of super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and lively acidity, framing the densely packed black fruit, finishing on a persistent mineral note.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020


Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin told me that the 2010s spent a little longer than usual in barrel and this was bottled in July. The Mouton-Rothschild 2010 has wonderful delineation on the nose that is refined, perhaps a little more linear than recent vintages, actually reminiscent of the superlative 2006 in style. The Cabernet Sauvignon is very expressive as one hoped since it contributes 96% of the blend. The palate is medium-bodied with a very expressive entry: blackberry, a thread of graphite, a touch of citrus fruit and a delicate touch of blueberry. It is tightly coiled; perhaps more so than Chateau Margaux at this point, but there is a dormant power that should be unleashed with ten years in bottle. This is an immense Mouton, its silky finish penetrating and unfathomably long. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2013


The enormously endowed, backward, ferociously tannic, massively extracted 2010 Mouton-Rothschild exhibits an opaque blue/purple color as well as a tight but promising nose of incense, licorice, lead pencil shavings, vanilla, blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied in the mouth, extremely young, and tasting like a barrel sample, this remarkable effort requires 10-15 years of cellaring. It should age well for half a century or more.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #205 Feb 2013

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