2021 Château Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac

2021 Château Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac

New release

Tasted April 2022. Elegant with a slight creaminess on the nose along with intense bramble and blackcurrant fruit. This is a bold, unctuous wine, broad and creamy on the palate with mineral and spice complexity, and some more floral freshness so characteristic of the vintage. This has a lot of heft and power now, but you can tell it has the structure and concentration to age beautifully. 13%.

Critic score
95.5/100 info
En primeur info
In stock
Case, 3 Bottles - 75cl
En primeur info
In stock

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2029 - 2052info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru

Tasting notes

The 2021 Mouton Rothschild is a terrific wine in the making, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cherries and wild berries mingled with notions of violets, espresso roast, pipe tobacco and mint. Medium to full-bodied, deep and seamless, it's a layered, enveloping wine that's ample and concentrated, with succulent acids, melting tannins and a long, resonant finish. A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc that attained 13.1% alcohol, this is a demonstrative, sensual Mouton that's the fruit of extreme selection, and that may well make my score seem conservative with further élevage. Bravo to the talented Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy and his team.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate, Issue #260 (April 2022)

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