2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

France / Bordeaux / Medoc / AOC Pauillac

$2,785
RP 97
V 91
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GRAND CRU CLASSÉS EN 1855, Premier Cru

2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, France

Climatic conditions

After a cold, dry start to the year, a change in the weather pattern brought higher-than-average temperatures and rainfall from February. Budding took place at the end of March, and the mild weather persisted through April. May and June were very warm, with average rainfall; a number of storms were recorded in May.

The first flowers appeared on 23 May. Rapid and even flowering augured well for the rest of the vegetation cycle. The first fortnight of July, cool and wet, was followed by a prolonged period of fine weather. A generally reliable indicator of future quality, the mid­veraison point was noted 7 to 8 days earlier than average for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and two days earlier than average for Cabernet Franc.

A few very hot days in late July and early August interrupted the growth of the vine, helping to concentrate sugar and phenolics in the berries. The fine weather continued in September; some light rain ensured that the crop reached full maturity.

The harvest took place in good conditions, with plenty of sun during the day. Thegrapes were healthy, well­-coloured, tannic and full of flavour. 2000 Chateau Mouton 

RP 97

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

(Rating 97+). Deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, the 2000 Mouton Rothschild (composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot) boldly bursts from the glass with tantalizing Black Forest cake, dried mulberries, kirsch and blackcurrant pastilles notes plus wafts of iodine, incense, potpourri and cinnamon stick with a hint of cigar boxes. Medium to full-bodied, the palate packs in the muscular fruit, framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with phenomenal length. This is an incredibly complex and multifaceted wine, and it's drinking deliciously now. This said, I can’t help but feel that it is holding something back, that it still has another layer of opulence and seduction to reveal in its tight-knit fruit and solid structure. I personally can’t wait to see how this beauty will continue to unfold over the years to come. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date: October 2019. Drinking window: 2020 - 2055.
V 91

Vinous

The 2000 Mouton-Rothschild is a vintage that famously come in an eye-catching gold-embossed bottle, though I was rather ambivalent about its quality. Now just over two decades old, it has a focused bouquet of blackberry, mint and tobacco/black truffle scents, demonstrating fine intensity if not the show-stopping complexity one might expect from a First Growth in 2000. The palate is medium-bodied, juicy and ripe, with rounded tannins and moderate acidity, but I don't find it complex, and it doesn't really articulate the DNA of Mouton-Rothschild or its terroir. This becomes quite feral and just a little acetic with aeration. Reviewed by Neal Martin, Issue date: June 2021. Drinking window: 2021 - 2035.

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RP 97

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

(Rating 97+). Deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, the 2000 Mouton Rothschild (composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot) boldly bursts from the glass with tantalizing Black Forest cake, dried mulberries, kirsch and blackcurrant pastilles notes plus wafts of iodine, incense, potpourri and cinnamon stick with a hint of cigar boxes. Medium to full-bodied, the palate packs in the muscular fruit, framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with phenomenal length. This is an incredibly complex and multifaceted wine, and it's drinking deliciously now. This said, I can’t help but feel that it is holding something back, that it still has another layer of opulence and seduction to reveal in its tight-knit fruit and solid structure. I personally can’t wait to see how this beauty will continue to unfold over the years to come. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date: October 2019. Drinking window: 2020 - 2055.
V 91

Vinous

The 2000 Mouton-Rothschild is a vintage that famously come in an eye-catching gold-embossed bottle, though I was rather ambivalent about its quality. Now just over two decades old, it has a focused bouquet of blackberry, mint and tobacco/black truffle scents, demonstrating fine intensity if not the show-stopping complexity one might expect from a First Growth in 2000. The palate is medium-bodied, juicy and ripe, with rounded tannins and moderate acidity, but I don't find it complex, and it doesn't really articulate the DNA of Mouton-Rothschild or its terroir. This becomes quite feral and just a little acetic with aeration. Reviewed by Neal Martin, Issue date: June 2021. Drinking window: 2021 - 2035.

2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, France

Climatic conditions

After a cold, dry start to the year, a change in the weather pattern brought higher-than-average temperatures and rainfall from February. Budding took place at the end of March, and the mild weather persisted through April. May and June were very warm, with average rainfall; a number of storms were recorded in May.

The first flowers appeared on 23 May. Rapid and even flowering augured well for the rest of the vegetation cycle. The first fortnight of July, cool and wet, was followed by a prolonged period of fine weather. A generally reliable indicator of future quality, the mid­veraison point was noted 7 to 8 days earlier than average for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and two days earlier than average for Cabernet Franc.

A few very hot days in late July and early August interrupted the growth of the vine, helping to concentrate sugar and phenolics in the berries. The fine weather continued in September; some light rain ensured that the crop reached full maturity.

The harvest took place in good conditions, with plenty of sun during the day. Thegrapes were healthy, well­-coloured, tannic and full of flavour. 2000 Chateau Mouton 

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