Mouton Rothschild 2006

Cult Wines Price: £4,673.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, 2006

Tasting Notes Mouton Rothschild 2006

98+

A sensational effort, the 2006 Mouton Rothschild exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a classic Mouton perfume of creme de cassis, flowers, blueberries, and only a hint of oak. Dalhuin told me that in whisky barrel-tasting vintages such as 1989 and 1990, Mouton was aged in heavily-toasted barrels, and they have backed off to a much lighter toast for the barrels’ interior. I think this has worked fabulously well with the cassis quality fruit they get from their Cabernet Sauvignon. The full-bodied, powerful 2006 possesses extraordinary purity and clarity. A large-scaled, massive Mouton Rothschild that ranks as one of the top four or five wines of the vintage, it may turn out to be the longest-lived wine of the vintage by a landslide. The label will undoubtedly be controversial as a relative of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud, has painted a rather comical Zebra staring aimlessly at what appears to be a palm tree in the middle of a stark courtyard. I suppose a psychiatrist could figure out the relationship between that artwork and wine, but I couldn’t see one. This utterly profound Mouton will need to sleep for 15+ years before it will reveal any secondary nuances, but it is a packed and stacked first-growth Pauillac of enormous potential. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060+. Ever since owner Philippine de Rothschild put Philippe Dalhuin in charge at Mouton in 2004 there has been a dramatic reduction in the amount of wine produced under the Mouton Rothschild label. The selection process has been ratcheted up to the level of other first-growths, and that is reflected in what is clearly the greatest Mouton produced since 1982 and 1986. As I indicated in my barrel tasting notes, only 44% of the crop made it into the 2006 grand vin, which is the lowest percentage in more than fifty years. The final blend includes a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) and the rest Merlot (13%). No Cabernet Franc was utilized in 2006, and purchasers will have a long wait until this wine reaches full maturity. Keep in mind that, where well-stored, the 1986 currently tastes like a 4-5 year old wine, and the 1982 is just beginning to enter early adolescence. If you extrapolate from that, the 2006 will need at least twenty years to reach a teen-age status, and probably will not hit its plateau of maturity for three decades.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009
97

Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has a beautifully defined, crystalline bouquet with blackberry, plum and a touch of violets; beguiling lift from the glass, its fingers caressing the senses and luring you back into the glass. There is tangible mineralite here, a Pauillac that exudes breeding. The palate is very smooth and harmonious, perfect balance, a more feminine wine but there is undoubtedly still a great deal of power and cohesion. Lingers beautifully on the finish. Divine. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Sep 2010

Mouton Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Mouton Rothschild 2018 Chateau Mouton Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2018 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,375.00 6x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2017 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £3,640.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2017 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,855.00 6x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2016 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £5,248.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2016 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,650.00 6x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2015 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,440.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2014 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £3,850.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2013 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £3,800.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,345.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,173.00 6x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2011 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £3,870.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2010 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £6,143.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2009 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £5,424.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £5,118.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2007 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,100.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2006 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,673.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2005 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £5,460.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2004 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,070.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2003 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,700.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2003 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,400.00 3x150cl
Mouton Rothschild 2002 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,200.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2001 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,300.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £18,193.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1999 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,380.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1998 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,780.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1997 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,250.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1996 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,900.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1995 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,750.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1990 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,250.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1989 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,782.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £8,600.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £7,200.00 12x75cl