Mouton Rothschild 2017

Cult Wines Price: £1,855.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, 2017

Tasting Notes Mouton Rothschild 2017

97-99

The 2017 Mouton Rothschild has one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at 90%, with 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Very deep purple-black in color, the nose is already singing of crushed black currants, warm blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of violets, star anise, cinnamon stick and cloves plus wafts of pencil lead and unsmoked cigars. Medium-bodied, wonderfully delicate yet intense in the mouth (gaining some richness in the mid-palate on my second taste two and a half weeks later), it has super fine-grained, smooth tannins and incredible freshness, finishing very long with tons of tightly wound layers. Wow. This vintage is going to be very long-lived in the cellar!

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
97-98

This is a very shy and tight Mouton with blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of terracotta. Full body and very integrated tannins that are extremely polished and beautiful. Spicy and white-pepper finish. Sexy and exciting. So long and refined.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
94-96

The 2017 Mouton-Rothschild was picked from 7 to 29 September and matured in 100% new oak. This First Growth is driven by the Cabernet Sauvignon, as you would expect given the high percentage, expressive pencil lead and cedar that infuse the slightly introspective black fruit. Dare I say that it actually reminds me of Latour in style? The palate is medium-bodied, finely tuned and precise, a more masculine Mouton-Rothschild compared to the last three vintages, fresh with a sustained, lightly spiced finish that lingers in the mouth. That backbone is accentuated more during my second visit in mid-April. It is a cliché but this Mouton-Rothschild is unashamedly “classic” in style, perchance “le petit frère” of the 2010 Mouton-Rothschild that also contained a lot of Cabernet Sauvignon (though before you search the archives, yes, the 2011 and 2012 contained the same proportion!) Tasted twice with consistent notes.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '18
92-95

The 2017 Mouton Rothschild is a powerful wine for the year, probably because of the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Dense and closed in on itself, the 2017 is likely going to require quite a bit of time to soften. Raspberry jam, pomegranate and blood orange add lift and perfume with time in the glass. There is quite a bit of energy and brightness in the 2017, but not as much immediacy as is common for the vintage. That may ultimately turn out to be a positive for the wine's long term prospects. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. "After the frost, which did not really affect us, the major challenge in 2017 was heat stress," Mouton Technical Director Philippe Dhalluin told me. "We had no rain until the end of June. Then, in September, when we needed a bit of rain again, we got more than double what would have been optimal. The September rain affected the Merlot and Cabernet Franc, while the Cabernet Sauvignon was able to take advantage of the last 15 days of the growing season, which were much more favorable. In the cellar, we opted for longer macerations at lower temperatures, as we wanted to avoid extracting the type of hard tannins that mark other vintages with very dry summers, such as 2011."

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18

Mouton Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Mouton Rothschild 2018 Chateau Mouton Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2017 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £3,650.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2017 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,855.00 6x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2016 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £5,298.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2015 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,400.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2015 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,450.00 6x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2014 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £3,650.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2013 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £3,742.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,191.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,096.00 6x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2011 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £3,700.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2010 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £5,775.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2009 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £5,175.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £5,037.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2007 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,100.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2006 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,583.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2005 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £5,382.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2004 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,045.00 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 £4,122.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2001 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,220.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £18,800.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1999 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,380.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1998 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,650.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1997 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,250.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1996 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,600.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1995 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,500.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1990 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,100.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1989 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £4,583.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £8,600.00 12x75cl
Mouton Rothschild 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £9,660.00 12x75cl