Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1st Grand Cru Classe 2014
2014 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, 1er Grand Cru Classe, 750ml: This vintage of Chateau Mouton Rothschild exudes elegance and refinement, with aromas of blackcurrant, cedar, and tobacco. On the palate, it is full-bodied with firm tannins and a long, persistent finish. This is a classic example of the power and finesse that can be achieved in Pauillac.
The label of this vintage is designed by David Hockney in memory of Philippine de Rothschild. It is a powerful wine in the rich style of Mouton with strong black-currant fruits from 81% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is dense and dark, ready to age for many years. Drink this impressive wine from 2026.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
The 2014 Mouton-Rothschild was closed at first when I tasted the wine in bottle with winemaker Philippe Dhalluin. But as it transpires, this First Growth is just toying with you. Initially quite understated, it responds to aeration like a young child peeking from around a corner and then running out, waving its hands. It suddenly hits you with gorgeous black cherries, bilberry, cedar and wilted rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth entry. This is utterly seductive: a wine without a hair out of place. It is not as powerful or as complex as the 2015 Mouton-Rothschild, yet the precision and focus here is beguiling. It will require five to seven years to absorb the 100% new oak, then it will be an utterly delicious and to use a term employed at en primeur, "cerebral" First Growth that is destined to give two or three decades of pleasure. - Reviewed by Neal Martin