Mouton Rothschild 2000
The wine has an attractively deep color with a garnet hue and an open, complex nose dominated by notes of humus and fern along with jammy fruit and prunes. Full on the attack, it shows opulence and attractive substance over close-knit, caressing tannins, developing intense roast coffee notes set off by a lovely reminder of the humus aromas on the nose. The powerful, full-bodied finish lingers long on the palate, revealing the expression and sheer class of great Mouton vintages, reminiscent in its richness and harmony of the very fine 1986.
Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot
97 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
97 Wine Enthusiast
With its distinctive antique bottle and gold etched label dominated by a sheep, this is definitely a move away from classic Bordeaux bottling. It is good that the wine can support the presentation. The fruit is so ripe, it almost tastes like raisins, but that sweetness is finely balanced by the dry tannins and concentrated texture. To finish, there are exotic spices, giving an almost oriental character to the long aftertaste.
93 Wine Spectator
Rounded, fleshy and a bit extracted in feel, with dark plum, blackberry and fig jam flavors that flirt with a pruny edge, picking up lots of warm mocha, singed vanilla bean and ganache notes through the finish. This relies more on easy opulence than on depth or purity in the end.—2000 Bordeaux blind retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2023.
93 James Suckling
The nose is very intense, super-ripe and rich, verging on jammy. Notes of leather, spices and prunes. Full-bodied, soft and beautiful with ripe tannins and a long finish. This is soft and yummy right now. Drink or hold.
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