The 2006 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
shows a dark, intense, cherry-red colour. The flavourful, complex, and intense palate offers fresh sensations typically found in Bordeaux vintages. Aeration reveals blueberry notes along with unexpected hints of dairy -recalling memories of the fermentation of this Pauillac
. Discreet wood prompt blond tobacco, incense, and toasted hazelnut fragrances in perfect harmony. The 2006 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
offers a clear-cut attack with rich, round tannins, as well as a creamy and powerful structure. This great wine exhibits power and finesse, traits that are unique to superior vintages produces on great soils. This exceptional Pauillac holds remarkable ageing potential.
Parker : 96 / 100
J. Robinson : 16.5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2006 Mouton-Rothschild was really the wine that put winemaker Philippe Dhalluin on the map, in the sense that unlike the 2005 born in a great vintage, this 2006 had to transcend it. It remains one of the standouts of the growing season and actually replicates previous showings just the week earlier and in January. As expected, the nose has quite brilliant delineation with blackberry, graphite, here an almost cold slate-like scent. The palate is harmonious with the carefully judged acidity, fine-grain tannin and immense detail on the finish. Recent bottles suggest that it may close up for several years, in which case, either enjoy this in the next few months or cellar this for a few years and receive vinous dividends down the line. Tasted May 2016.