A classified First Growth, Château Mouton Rothschild spans 90 hectares (222 acres) of vines at Pauillac, in the Médoc. Its history is that of a magical encounter between a terroir and a man, the legendary Baron Philippe de Rothschild (1902-1988), renovator of Mouton and a pioneering figure in the world of wine. Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (1933-2014) who owned the property, has continued her father’s work and reaffirmed the link between Mouton and art while ensuring the continued excellence of one of the world’s greatest wines. Now it is owned by Baroness Philippine children.
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Mouton Rothschild is a little closed to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal notes of baked black cherries, crème de cassis, blackberry compote and bouquet garni with suggestions of sweaty leather, pencil lead, cedar chest and black truffles plus a hint of crushed rocks. Full-bodied, the palate is solidly constructed of super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and lively acidity, framing the densely packed black fruit, finishing on a persistent mineral note. [98 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown –March 2020, robertparker.com]