Red

2012 Château Mouton Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • sung251 wrote: 91 points

    February 18, 2020 - relatively underwhelming given the pedigree.
    Has a concentrated raw flavor that reminds me slightly of welches grape juice, slight graphite, slight herbacious notes, and black currant. The tannins are very smoothened out and have a nice seamless velvet coat.
    Overall the wine was flavorful but at the same time inoffensive. I can only hope that with more time more interesting teritary flavors will appear but at this point the wine is not very interesting or characterful.
    In scotch analogy reminds me more of the big name inoffensive style heavy hitters like Macallan or Blue Label rather than something more intellectual or facinating like Brora/Port Ellen.

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  • dvansteenderen Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 15, 2019 - 90% Cabernet Sauvignon; 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Pretty open and semi-intense nose, structured middle pallet and medium-long finish!

  • ckinv368 Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 27, 2018 - Tasted blind along with three other wines. Tasted in a darkened room, so could not see color, or viscosity. Wine was opened at least one hour prior to tasting, but unsure whether the same was double-decanted.

    This was big, rich, and absolutely delicious. Still very young, with overpowering notes of bacon, blood, green pepper, onion, and light notes of leather and earth. Black fruit as well, but the savory flavors really controlled. So big, I thought this could have been a young Hermitage. Delicious concentrated effort on this one. Hold for another 10 years at least. 94-95 points at this point.

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  • George C ATLANTA Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 25, 2018 - Decanted 1 1/2 hours and then enjoyed for over an hour with steak, quite beautiful and representative of the Mouton terroir, deep garnet color and very substantial mouthfeel, long long finish, super smooth, and old world berries and seriousness. A great wine and drinking beautifully now, no tannins to speak of. Yet the fact that it breathed and we enjoyed over a 2 1/2 hour +window speaks of it's power. It kept evolving and we wished we had another bottle. Drink now and over the next 15 + years.

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  • LiteItOnFire Does not like this wine: 89 points

    July 11, 2018 - Trip of a lifetime- literally Bordeaux right/left and North/south Rhone: (Mouton, Cheval Blanc, Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, Vieux Chateau Certan, Angelus, Pichon Baron, Smith Haut Lafitte, E.Guigal, M.Chapoutier, Château De Beaucastel, Stephane Montez, Jean Michael Stephan).

    Amazing Mouton tour (museums and facilities state of the art, different than Cheval but beautiful layed out) and tasting:
    First label: 2012, 2009, 2005
    Clerc Milon: 2003
    Chateau D’Armailhac: 2011

    Anecdotal comments after the chateau tasting- 2005 & 2009 were some of the best Bordeaux wines I have ever had. Some of the best wines period. Amazing complexity, depth, fruit, mineral- has everything and so much more.

    2012 unfortunately was not even in the same sphere as 2005 and 2009. Dry, herbs, not interesting and missing the great middle and ending one would expect. Not sure how much time would help move this in the right direction.

    Could not emphasize enough to do a tour and tasting there if given the opportunity- homerun.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Mouton Rothschild: 2003-2015 (May 2016), 5/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/20/2016 (link)

    (Ch Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2012 Bordeaux: Messages in a Bottle (Jan 2016), 1/1/2016 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    7/4/2015 (link)

    (Ch Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Steven Spurrier
    Bordeaux 2012 results: First Growths, 4/19/2013 (link)

    (Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/11/2013 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    April 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2013, Issue #44, The 2012 Bordeaux Vintage: A Very Inconsistent, But Classically-Proportioned Year

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Mouton Rothschild
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 071570017583, 2067763348181, 3251093212550, 3262151429599, 3419466180169, 3419466194906, 3448821311474, 3468172091115, 639737597875

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 477 (13%)
  • In Cellars 2,964 (78%)
  • Consumed 370 (10%)

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