Mouton Rothschild 2012

Cult Wines Price: £4,242.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: £2,121.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, 2012

Tasting Notes Mouton Rothschild 2012

95

Wonderful beauty to this wine with currants, blackberries and flowers. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Creamy texture with a minerally, almost salty undertone to the wine. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2013
95

The intensely ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the plateau at Mouton has produced an inky/purple-colored wine with the famous Mouton creme de cassis and floral characteristics vividly displayed. For the first time in a number of years they appear to have outdistanced their cross street rival, the biodynamically farmed Chateau Pontet Canet of Alfred Tesseron. Wonderfully sweet tannins envelop the enormous fruit and extravagant richness of this full-bodied Mouton Rothschild. With profound density as well as surprisingly sweet tannin, this terrific effort will probably shut down slightly and require 5-8 years of cellaring after bottling. It appears to have 30 or more years of aging potential, making it potentially one of the 3 or 4 longest-lived wines of the vintage. Mouton Rothschild has produced one of the vintage's most profound wines in 2012, and possibly the -wine of the Medoc.- About 49% of the production made it into the 2012 Mouton, which is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place during the middle two weeks of October. This may be one of the few 2012s that comes close to equaling what was achieved in both 2009 and 2010, two far superior vintages.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
95

The intensely ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the plateau at Mouton has produced an inky/purple-colored wine with the famous Mouton creme de cassis and floral characteristics vividly displayed. For the first time in a number of years they appear to have outdistanced their cross street rival, the biodynamically farmed Chateau Pontet Canet of Alfred Tesseron. Wonderfully sweet tannins envelop the enormous fruit and extravagant richness of this full-bodied Mouton Rothschild. With profound density as well as surprisingly sweet tannin, this terrific effort will probably shut down slightly and require 5-8 years of cellaring after bottling. It appears to have 30 or more years of aging potential, making it potentially one of the 3 or 4 longest-lived wines of the vintage. Mouton Rothschild has produced one of the vintage's most profound wines in 2012, and possibly the -wine of the Medoc.- About 49% of the production made it into the 2012 Mouton, which is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place during the middle two weeks of October. This may be one of the few 2012s that comes close to equaling what was achieved in both 2009 and 2010, two far superior vintages.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
93-95

Tasted twice en primeur at Mouton-Rothschild. A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 8% Merlot harvested from 1st October and finished on 15th October, with the best Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 8th and 12th October. This is the first vintage in the new facility – now there are 56 instead of 28 vats to make the selection. We can vinify plots that have never been vinified in isolation before. It has a very “classic” Mouton bouquet with small black cherries, blackberry, graphite and hints of vanilla lending it sweetness. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine, quite supple tannins. It is a very “correct” Mouton, without the flamboyance of the 2009 or 2010, but showing a little more delineation on the finish compared to the 2011. The aftertaste is long in the mouth with fine minerality – here we find the class and sophistication. This is an impressive, “stately” Mouton. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013

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 2015 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,330.00 6x75cl
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 £4,242.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,121.00 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 £5,378.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,800.00 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 £18,045.00 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 £8,400.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £9,720.00 12x75cl