- 97-99 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Lisa Perrotti-Brown: "The 2020 Mouton Rothschild is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, with an alcohol of 13.1% and a pH of around 3.78. Deep purple-black colored, it starts off with subtle notions of fresh raspberries and blackberries, needing considerable swirling and patience to unlock its intense core of blackcurrant pastilles, rose oil, licorice and cardamom, plus touches of cedar chest, black truffles and crushed rocks. The medium-bodied palate is like a tightly coiled spring, possessing exhilarating tension and very firm, ripe, multi-grained tannins to frame the layer upon layer of black and red fruits intertwined with earthy and mineral accents, finishing very long and very fragrant. It is certainly the most coy, reticent and elegant grand vin of this trio of vintages (2018, 2019 and 2020), bearing Mouton's signature perfume, opulence and stylishness with great grace and sophistication as opposed to devil-may-care flamboyance. It's this gently teasing, achingly beautiful restraint that collectors are not going to want to miss."
- 96-98 Punkte VINOUS, Antonio Galloni: "The 2020 Mouton Rothschild is sensual, delicate and polished. Bright floral notes lead into a core of sweet red cherry, cedar, mint, anise and blood orange. In 2020, the Mouton is a wine of unreal elegance and finesse. I can't wait to taste it from bottle, as I think there may be much more to it than it’s showing today. Technical director Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy noted that the 2020 was slow to extract because of its low alcohol (13.1%) compared with recent vintages."
- 97-99 Punkte FALSTAFF, Peter Moser: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Zart tabakig unterlegte schwarze Beerenfrucht, ein Hauch von Brombeeren und Cassis, Nuancen von Edelholz, noch etwas zurückhaltend. Saftig, reife Kirschen, angenehme Fruchtsüße, feine, reife Tannine, etwas Nougat im Abgang, wunderbar balanciert und bereits gut entwickelt, eine Spur leichtfüßiger als zuletzt, mit sicherem Reifepotenzial ausgestattet, eine Schönheit."
- 98 Punkte DECANTER, Jane Anson: "The tannins are carefully wrapped up and finessed, slowly but surely building in power and width, with concentrated blue and black fruits through the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon is dominant on the attack, with a deft, savoury and not overly exuberant delivery of flavour. As the slate and saline side builds up, you also feel a slowing down and a tugging back of the tannins. As the wine relaxes in the glass, it becomes more and more signature Mouton, full of exuberance, finesse and pleasure. There is less sweet black cherry fruit than in a year like 2018 or 2019, more on the cassis and bilberry side, it will behave in a more classical manner in the decades to come. 100% new oak. Harvest September 7 to 24. 2% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. Could go to 100 points after ageing. Drinking Window 2030 – 2050"
- 18,5 Punkte JANCIS ROBINSON, James Lawther: "84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. First vintage with Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy (formerly winemaker at Clerc Milon) at the helm. Cask sample.
Characteristic Mouton with its aromatic complexity and lift. Cassis, spice, chocolate and graphite notes to the fore. Lovely density of fruit. Powerfully structured with very fine tannins. A sense of verticality as it builds on the palate. Textured, clean and fresh. Clearly has more to give."
- 97-99 Punkte JEB DUNNUCK: "Dense purple-hued and a monster of a wine, the 2020 Château Mouton Rothschild checks in as 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all of which hit 13.1% natural alcohol with a pH of 3.78. Classic Mouton notes of cassis and currant fruits give way to a more mineral-driven red offering loads of scorched earth, graphite, liquid violets, and crushed stone aromas and flavors. Gorgeously concentrated, full-bodied, and structured, with a firm tannic, inward style that relents with time in the glass, this is a serious Mouton that's going to need a decade of cellaring yet should be just about immortal."
- 99-100 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: "This is a great and impressive Mouton with plushness and precision. A million layers of tannins. It’s full and very friendly, even seductive, in a rich and opulent way, yet it always remains fresh. Balanced and refined. Nothing sticks out here. Every so fine-grained tannins provide flesh. Looking forward to seeing its evolution. 84% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot, 2% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot."
- 19,5 Punkte WEINWISSER: "Lese vom 07. – 24. September. Dicht verwobenes Bouquet mit edler Cassiswürze, ein Hauch von Teer, Sommertrüffel und Lakritze. Im zweiten Ansatz dunkle Kirsche, zarter Iris-Duft und Palisander. Am sublimen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, herrlicher Extraktfülle, magischer Rasse, die Tannine wirken (leicht) abgerundet, Körper wie ein Modelathlet. Im langen, energiegeladenen Finale eine Explosion mit Wildkirsche, Sandelholz und royaler Adstringenz. Ich bin gebannt und sprachlos, «der braucht Zeit», meint Jean- Emmanuel lächelnd und fügt an, der Wein sei pur und rein, ohne Schnickschnack; Ganz großes, klassisch modernes Mouton-Kino, ganz nah an der Höchstnote!"
- 99 Punkte ANDREAS LARSSON: „Excellent purity, depth and definition, another very cabernet, very Pauillac expression with layers of inky dark fruit, crème de cassis, cigar box, roasted coffee, some sage and mint aromas. Very dense and concentrated with great power and precision, a benchmark muscular example without heaviness with copious powdery tannin, bright freshness and a superbly long lingering finish.“
|James Suckling:||99 JS|
|Jancis Robinson:||18,5 JR|
|Jeb Dunnuck:||98 JD|
|Parker Wine Advocate:||98 RPWA|
|Klassifzierung:||1. Grand Cru Classé|
|Rebsorte(n):||Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc|
|Reben:||84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot|
|% vol Alk:||13,5|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Climatic conditions A particularly mild winter and significantly higher than normal temperatures in early spring encouraged early budbreak, about ten days earlier than the long-term average. A snow flurry in late March fortunately had no effect on the vines. Spring continued to be warmer than usual, with spells of heavy rain, especially in early May. Anticyclonic conditions returned in mid-May, bringing warm and dry weather and significantly accelerating the vegetation cycle, especially during flowering, which occurred 12 days earlier than the average. Contrasting weather in June gave way to early-summer heatwaves and drought, especially noticeable in July. However, spells of rain in August set off the veraison process and helped the berries to ripen evenly. The grapes were in perfect condition as picking started. The 2020 harvest was among the earliest on record, favoured by exceptional anticyclonic weather and rising temperatures which brought all grape varieties to full ripeness sooner than usual. The red grape varieties were picked between 7 and 24 September in ideal weather. The grapes were in perfect condition, producing beautifully balanced wines that are very full on the palate, underpinned by powerful yet seamless tannins and displaying great freshness. Although yields were less than generous, the quality of the wines suggests that the 2020 vintage will be one of the great successes of the decade. Tasting notes The wine is a deep, dark, garnet-hued cherry red. The refined and complex nose opens on remarkably ripe black fruit aromas, going on with airing to reveal blackcurrant and aniseed notes combined with touches of graphite and a subtle hint of blond tobacco. From a smooth yet full-bodied attack, the palate displays highly precise tannins which sustain an expansion of flavours in harmonious, succulent balance. Nuanced refinement is evident in touches of mint and mineral, smoky notes. The complete and exceptionally long finish expresses all the nobility of Cabernet Sauvignon at Mouton.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Chateau Mouton Rothschild, F-33250 Pauillac|