2000 Mouton Rothschild

Mouton Grand Vins always stand out with their artistic labels. And this gold-embossed bottle stands out amongst all Moutons. Twenty years after bottling, the 2000 vintage has finally entered its best years. Its decadent coffee, chocolate and menthol notes will linger on the drinker’s palate for a long time.

Why you want it?

Mouton’s 2000 vintage is a true icon of the fine wine world, forming one of the most coveted collector’s bottles of all time. The bottle of this Bordeaux First Growth’s millennium wine is adorned with the Augsburg ram using a custom-developed method of relief enamelling, giving the bottle ‘a scintillating texture and an incredible capacity to “catch” the light’.

Chateau Mouton wines are always great investments. This unique bottle design and the high quality of the millennium vintage makes the 2000 a centrepiece in any wine collection.
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub Region
Pauillac
Producer
Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Value
£1,734
average price per 75cl bottle
Wine-Searcher data, July 2022
Critic Score
97+
points
Wine Advocate
Performance
+30.4%
average 5-year return
Wine-Searcher data, July 2022

What did the critics say?

A sensational effort and one of the finest wines of the vintage.

Robert Parker

Wine Advocate – 96+pt
2010

Sweet, thick and oaky, with a superb breadth of flavour

Stephen Tanzer

Vinous - 94pt
2003

Where is it from?

Pauillac produces quintessential left bank Bordeaux wines. Made of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, clarets from Pauillac are classy, nuanced, layered and worthy of extensive cellaring.

Home to first growths Latour, Lafite and Mouton, competition is rife in Pauillac with many other excellent estates jostling for attention. Think Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Pontet-Canet.

Different Bordeaux regions have seen come in and out of vogue at different times, but Pauillac has never been out of fashion. Centuries ago, Pauillac introduced Bordeaux wines to the British market and today, the region continues to play a key part in developing emerging markets, namely Asia.

Who made it?

Mouton is a trailblazer. It started estate-bottling, combined fine art and wine, and received an upgrade to first growth status in the 1855 classification system in 1973. To date, Mouton is the only estate outside of the original 1855 group that has succeeded breaking into this top echelon of left bank wines.

Each year’s label of Chateau Mouton Rothschild was designed by a famous artist, including Motherwell, Warhol, Setsuko and Francis Bacon. Coupled with its signature richness and concentration, collecting Mouton is a match made in heaven for those who love both contemporary art and fine wine.