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2003 Château Mouton Rothschild

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ITEM 7974872 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
Allen Ch… $495 $495
joril $475 $0
winelove… $455 $0
$455
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I7974872 1 $495 Oct 17, 2021
I7945345 1 $500 Sep 12, 2021
I7896039 1 $440 Jul 18, 2021
I7893040 1 $460 Jul 18, 2021
I7886032 1 $440 Jul 11, 2021
I7878476 1 $440 Jul 11, 2021
I7878367 2 $440 Jul 11, 2021
I7863225 1 $455 Jun 20, 2021
I7863026 6 $475 Jun 20, 2021
I7863026 6 $455 Jun 20, 2021
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RATINGS

95+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

With full-bodied, meaty, powerful, dry flavors as well as a huge finish, this high class wine should be at its finest between 2012-2040+...

94Wine Spectator

Blackberry, cherry and currant with just a hint of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with silky tannins...

94Wine Enthusiast

... Very ripe cassis flavors are under this wood, waiting likely for many years before the wood flavors subside. This is very much in the modern, polished style of Mouton today, made even more pronounced by the heat of the 2003 vintage.

93Stephen Tanzer

This is downright exotic on the nose: mocha, coffee, graphite and coconut, lifted by sandalwood and cinnamon spice. Then dense, supple and fine-grained without coming across as heavy. Suggestion of aromatic tree bark.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Rich and haunting and lovely and complete with both lift and depth. Exciting.

PRODUCER

Château Mouton Rothschild

Chateau Mouton Rothschild is legendary estate. It was purchased in 1853 by Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild and in 1924 his successors became the first Bordeaux vignerons to introduce estate bottling. Although the chateau was not selected as one of the four First Growth Chateaux in the historic 1855 classification, Mouton Rothschild was elevated from a second growth to first growth in 1973, the only chateau ever to be moved from the second to first classification. The Rothschild talent for marketing and innovation also resulted in the wine industry’s first high-profile label design program. Since 1945 the chateau has each year commissioned a famous artist to design the label. The list of contributors includes Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. In Pauillac Mouton has 205 acres under cultivation, which includes 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. On average the vines are nearly 50 years old. Annual production is 300,000 bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”