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2015 Mouton Rothschild

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2015 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 2015 vintage of the iconic Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild marks an illustrious addition to any fine wine collection. This year, the estate's meticulous husbandry met with serendipitous climatic grace, bestowing upon us a vintage articulated with resounding elegance and fierce complexity.

 

Gauntlet of the Vintage: 2015 in Bordeaux

The crescendo of conditions in 2015 set the stage for an exceptional harvest within Bordeaux, particularly in Pauillac. Dry, sunny days, alongside cool nights just before harvest, led to optimal ripeness and retention of acid—heralds of a wine that promises longevity and intricate evolution over time.

 

Vivacity and Verve: The Hallmarks of Harvest

The 2015 Mouton Rothschild resonates with vibrant energy; crisp blackcurrant notes cavort with layers of savoury complexity—hints of cedar, tobacco, and a savoury spice melange. On the palate, the tannic structure is already sumptuous yet compellingly precise—a balanced paragon poised between vigorous intensity and noble restraint.

The wine's poise is reflective not only of the estate's revered winemaking practices but also the peculiarities of 2015. Notwithstanding its present allure, this treasure from Pauillac has embarked on a journeé into greatness with a cellar-worthy assuredness that beckons investment contemplation.

 

Investment-Grade Extravagance

For connoisseurs and investors alike, the 2015 Mouton Rothschild emerges as a must-have asset delineated by its exceptional vintage character. With both immediate sensory gratification and the promise of blossoming splendour over time, this incarnation from Chateau Mouton Rothschild affirms its prestige as one of the most investable wines on the market—a true touchstone for oenophiles and financial portfolios alike.

Thus stands the stately 2015 Mouton Rothschild; an opulent testament to a splendid season in Bordeaux, and a beacon for discerning collectors aiming to elevate their assemblage with a masterpiece bound for glory through coming decades.

Current market price

HK$45,670.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

265.56

Scores and tasting notes

98

The 2015 Mouton Rothschild is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new oak with a mid-July 2017 bottling. Deep garnet-purple colored, this Mouton pulls off an incredibly impactful entrance, emerging from the glass with profound notes of blackberry preserves, plum pudding, crème de cassis and grilled meats, featuring perfectly accessorized accents of sandalwood, cinnamon stick and fenugreek with wafts of dried roses, unsmoked cigars and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely packed with rich, ripe black fruits sparked with blue and red fruit undertones and an incredible structure of very firm, very ripe tannins, with seamless freshness and an epically long, earth-laced finish. Possessing striking natural beauty framed by impeccable crafting, this 2015 is a total diva and well worth attention. Give it a good 7-8 years in bottle, at least, and drink it over the next 30+ years.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 21 February 2018

97-99

The 2015 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc matured entirely in new oak, as usual. This represents a relatively high percentage of Merlot simply because, as winemaker Philippe Dhalluin told me, that quality was so good. I afforded my sample four to five minutes to open as it was a little reduced at first, but eventually it reveals a gorgeous, extraordinarily intense bouquet of blackberry, cassis, incense and cold slate aromas. In some ways it reminds me of Latour as much as Mouton Rothschild. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin, perfectly pitched acidity, wonderful tension and impressive length. There is a strong graphite theme running through from start to finish that is little grainy and so it will require preferably a decade in cellar. But what freshness and panache here, a classic Mouton-Rothschild that will live for 50 or 60 years, not a million miles away from say, the 1986 or 2010. Expect this to settle at the top of my banded score once in bottle.

Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016

96-97

Very racy and refined with super polished tannins and focused dark fruits. Blackberry, orange peel, and black currants. Full. Very long and through provoking. A wine that delivers power and finesse. Juicy and fresh.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com

94

Is this one of the wines of the vintage? It all depends on whether you like the Napa-esque Mouton style, which is every bit as recognisable as that of Lafite (at the other extreme in 2015). This is a big, bold, concentrated wine, with toasty, 100% new oak and plush, compact tannins and succulent fruit flavours. Impressive, but how will it age? We shall see. Drink: 2025-35

Tim Atkin - timatkin.com

19

82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. 57% of the crop. Very majestic nose. Obviously first-growth quality. Savoury and plush in terms of texture. Restrained without being a wimp. Lovely scent. Dry finish but with some of Mouton's opulence before then. Very fine. Very exciting. Some saline sap as well as all the ripe fruit.

Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

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