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Château Mouton Rothschild 2001

$1072.50 per bottle

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Originally known as Château Brane-Mouton before its purchase by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853, Mouton Rothschild is a wine that can safely be said to have gone up in the world. It was originally given only "second growth" status in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification (allegedly because the vineyard was owned by an Englishman). However, after extensive lobbying by owner Baron Philippe de Rothschild, it was finally promoted to "first growth" status in 1973 — the only wine ever to have been elevated in this way.

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Originally known as Château Brane-Mouton before its purchase by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853, Mouton Rothschild is a wine that can safely be said to have gone up in the world. It was originally given only "second growth" status in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification (allegedly because the vineyard was owned by an Englishman). However, after extensive lobbying by owner Baron Philippe de Rothschild, it was finally promoted to "first growth" status in 1973 — the only wine ever to have been elevated in this way.

The estate's 90-hectare vineyards comprise 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot, with an average vine age of 44 years. Mouton Rothschild is unusual in that most of the fermentation still takes place in traditional oak vats, rather than steel.

"Mouton wines are quintessentially Pauillac, curiously closer in style to Latour, on the other side of the commune, than its near neighbour and longtime rival, Lafite. There is a similar concentrated, blackcurrant bouquet, and flavour combined with a richness and opulence that disguises the tannin more than Latour."

— David Peppercorn MW

Stephen Tanzer – International Wine Cellar
Stephen Tanzer — International Wine Cellar
91 Good full ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, mint, and minerals. Juicy but quite tightly wound today; much more austere than the comparatively pliant Clerc-Milon — not to mention firmer and less fleshy than it appeared from barrel a year ago. Juicy acidity contributes to the impression of structure. Unlike most 2001s, this seems already to have gone into a shell. This penetrating, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (86%) Mouton will need at least a decade of bottle ageing.
James Suckling
James Suckling – Wine Spectator
94 Very smoky, with berry, coffee, and tobacco aromas. Full bodied, with polished velvety tannins, plenty of fruit, and a cedary aftertaste. Tight and compacted. This is better than the 2000 Mouton. It's a baby 1986 Mouton. Solid and very, very fine. Persists for a long time on the palate. Best after 2009.
Name Château Mouton Rothschild
Vintage 2001
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Pauillac
Classification 1er Cru Classé (1st growth)
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 35 years old
Production 300,000 bottles
Soil Gunzian gravel over clay and limestone
Winemaking 25 days' maceration and fermentation in wooden vats
Ageing 19 months in new oak barrels
Website http://www.mouton-rothschild.com/
Food Pairings Lamb; Game Animals; Beef
Occasions Romantic Dinner; Celebrations; Business Dinner; Anniversary
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 20 Years