Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1st Grand Cru Classe (1.5 L) 2018
2018 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, 1er Grand Cru Classe, 1500ml: This magnum bottle of 2018 Chateau Mouton Rothschild is a true treasure. It has a deep, rich nose of black fruits, tobacco, and cedar, while the palate is full-bodied with firm tannins and a long, complex finish. This wine is a testament to the excellence of the Pauillac terroir and the mastery of the Mouton Rothschild winemaking team.
Dense structure, powerful tannins and intense black fruits are contained within this wine that shows richness and sustained concentration as well as amazing freshness. The 86% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend is the secret of this great wine that is sure to age magnificently. Don't think about drinking before 2029. Roger Voss
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
The 2018 Mouton Rothschild is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc—there is also a splash of all the Petit Verdot they had, but it doesn’t even register in the percentage. It has 13.8% alcohol, which is relatively modest for the vintage. Deep garnet-purple colored, it straight away pops with bright, vivacious notes of crushed blackcurrants, juicy blackberries and redcurrant jelly with slowly emerging nuances of candied violets, stewed plums, licorice and black tea, plus a waft of dusty red soil. The medium-bodied palate is built like a brick house with super firm, super ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing long and savory with lingering mineral suggestions. This is so, so delicious and, due to the ripeness of tannins, approachable now. It will be difficult to keep your mitts off it for a good 5-7 years, when all those tightly tucked away nuances should begin to emerge. After that, it should improve over the course of 25 years or more and drink for 40+. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown