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2016 Mouton Rothschild

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2016 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 2016 vintage from the illustrious Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, Bordeaux, exudes a splendour that only a few wines can aspire to reach. As a wine critic who has had the pleasure of charting the course of vintages across decades, it is this specific vintage that captures the imagination with its distinguished expression and sheer vivacity.


Defining a Vintage: The Pinnacle of Pauillac's Prestige

There exists in the 2016 Mouton Rothschild a certain duality – a relentless power coupled with remarkable finesse. This harmonious balance is attributable to the favourable climatic conditions prevalent during the year, which sculpted a wine of profound structure and engaging complexity. A temperate spring was followed by a dry summer and amiable autumn, culminating in grapes that achieved optimal ripeness replete with titillating acidity and dense tannins.


Investment Merit: Cultivating Opulence

In an era where astute collectors seek wines with both drinking pleasure and investment prospect, the 2016 Mouton Rothschild rises fervently. A wine such as this from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, characterised by its poised evolution potential and an acclaim that effortlessly conjoins critics and connoisseurs alike, fits squarely into the archetype of wise wine investment.

Its palate is aristocratic in essence; dark berried fruits jostle with hints of smoke and graphite, all underpinned by an impeccably integrated oak presence. Tenacious yet graceful, this exceptional Bordeaux offers layers that unfurl magnificently with time – a narrative that any investor or enthusiast would covet for their collection.

In conclusion, what defines the 2016 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild is not solely its crafted excellence but its embodiment of the vintage's distinct character. It stands as one of the paragons of what fine Bordeaux should encapsulate - power entwined with elegance, opulence with subtlety. For those inclined towards enriching their cellars or portfolios, attending to this particular Pauillac should be an exquisite pursuit indeed.

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This is a phenomenal, muscular red that shows incredible power and depth. Full-bodied and with great concentration of tannins but this remains agile and polished. The form to this is stupendous. Such precision and clarity. The new 1986 but better.

James Suckling -, April 4th 2017


Composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Mouton Rothschild has an opaque garnet-purple color. WOW—the nose explodes from the glass with powerful blackcurrant cordial, black raspberries, blueberry pie and melted chocolate notions, plus suggestions of aniseed, camphor, lifted kirsch and the faintest waft of a subtle floral perfume in the background. Full-bodied, concentrated, bold and totally seductive in the mouth, it has very fine-grained, silt-like tannins, while jam-packed with tightly wound fruit layers, finishing in this wonderful array of mineral sparks. Magic.

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


Exceptional crimson. Real lift and transparency. Quite a soaring dry style with great texture and refreshment. Very strong style statement. Infusion of Cabernet. A sort of amalgam of cassis and tar in that very Mouton way but with 21st-century lift and transparency. Quite brave in a way. Bone dry and utterly embryonic compared with most of the 2016s (with the notable exception of Las Cases).

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