Château Mouton Rothschild, 2000

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Mouton Rothschild, 2000

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 86%, Merlot 14% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Patrick Léon and Tim Mondavi Optimum Drinking: 2018-2050 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 100269 Label Quality: Generally good condition – rear label is scuffed and scratched. Bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only.
Estate Notes

Château Mouton Rothschild's 2000 vintage label was (unusually) not commissioned to a painter but features enamelled glass - depicting the 'Augsburg Ram' as a hommage to the treasured silver gilt drinking vessel crafted in the 16th century by Jakob Scheneauer. A great wine and a real collector's piece.

Unashamedly gregarious and glamorous with a turbulent history to match, Mouton is the antithesis of the restrained demeanour exhibited by other first growths. It has been under the Barons de Rothschild ownership for over 100 years, and it was the unremitting efforts of the flamboyant Baron Philippe de Rothschild that resulted in the château's historical upgrade to premier cru status in 1973 – the only change ever made to the classification of 1855.

Prior to the original classification, the château's wine labels declared, Premier ne puis, Second ne daigne, Mouton suis ('First I cannot be, Second I do not deign to be, I am Mouton'). After the upgrade, the motto was changed to Premier je suis, second je fus, Mouton ne change ('First I am, second I was, Mouton does not change').

Today, the wines of Mouton tend to reflect the estate's personality – rich, seductive and opulent, and simply irresistible in truly great years.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bottle, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bottle of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course, one can’t drink the glass, but this is a top-flight Mouton Rothschild, eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich, tannic, earthy style, with loads of creme de cassis and floral notes, the final blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a full-bodied wine with plenty of coffee, earth, chocolatey notes, and still plenty of tannin to resolve." Robert Parker