1995 Mouton-Rothschild

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
abv 12.5%
  • 95 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55025-1995-1500-1A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is |great stuff,| with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Ruby-red, not quite as deep as the '96. Exotic, sweet aromas of currant, lead pencil, spice and woodsmoke. A huge wine that conveys a sense of sheer power, but not quite as delineated or stylish as the '96. This really explodes on the aftertaste, but the '96 is more subtle. Clearly first-growth size, but less fine than the '96.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1998
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Served from magnum. Deep garnet, ruby rim. Fine mineral nose and more reticent than the Margaux 1995 tasted alongside. Firm but paper-fine tannins that slide across the palate. The tannins are just perfect. Melt in the mouth but still giving shape. Starts to open up in the glass but retains that elegance and restraint which is so beguiling. Very long finish. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    This classic wine is only showing a portion of what it's got to offer, but it's excellent even so. Inky in color, with masses of berry, violet, mint, mineral and cherry character, and full in body, with tons of velvety tannins and a moderate finish. Needs time to open.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Systrom
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: James arcadia
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: rsfj
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Austin C
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    Author: Mike N296
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2008
    Author: Sechang P
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2017-2030
    Author: Martirani Stephanie
  • Self | Rating:

    1 flawed. 1 not perfect. No score.
    Author: taipanli
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: RWG III
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Able to drink now but needs some time to open and air.
    Author: Chez Fisher
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Retail purchase, held over a year. Decanted a couple of hours. Rich and rewarding, deep reserves of power, black fruit, lead pencil and a forest/mint aroma profile, confirmed on a long frame of cedar. This wine has years ahead at the top of its game. In Magnum, and in celebration. Wonderful wine and a real treat to share. Will look for a replacement if prices drop more.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2030
    Author: Miguel L
  • Self | Rating:

    Rough and dry with a pretty closed and tough nose. Very rustic with a chocolate and spicy finish that was disappointing in it's brevity.
    Author: stujakub
  • Self | Rating: 94

    We had this as part of a Cabernet Sauvignon tasting on 10/3/09. It was truly spectacular with a slightly reserved bouquet of cassis, blackberry, truffle, coffee, spice and vanilla aromas. The palate was velvety smooth, balanced and well integrated with black currant, blackberry, black cherry, coffee, vanilla and spice flavors. Absolutely AWESOME!
    Author: Chip
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is a First Growth Bordeaux estate located in the village of Paulliac. The chateau was originally known as Chateau Brane-Mouton while in the possession of the Barons de Brane, but was given its current name by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853. The current owner is Philippine de Rothschild, Nathaniel's great-great granddaughter. Mouton-Rothschild is known for being the first estate to initiate complete chateau-bottling in 1924 and for being the only estate from the 1855 classification to be reclassified (upgraded to First Growth in 1973). Mouton's bottles are unique in that each label is designed by a famous artist of the day. This feature makes Mouton-Rothschild especially attractive to collectors. Not to be confused with the grand vin, Mouton also makes a generic Bordeaux called Mouton Cadet, which is dramatically lower in price and highly distributed. The estate also produces a dry Bordeaux Blanc called Ailes d'Argent.

Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, with annual production varying between 20-25,000 cases. The vineyards are comprised of gravel on a subsoil of marl and clay. Mouton is one of the last Medoc estates to ferment its wine in oak vats. Maturation is done in new oak casks. Mouton is a complex wine with an exotic character and powerful tannins. The bouquet features black currants, cedar, pencil lead, licorice, and spice. Younger vintages appear opaque or deep purple, while older vintages tend to show more garnet. Some of the best vintages of Mouton-Rothschild include 1945, 1953, 1982, 1986, 1995, 1989 and 2002.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 6583 bottles owned
  • 761 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 761 collectors)