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2019 Château Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

UPDATE 13.07.2020: LIMITED AVAILABILITY AT SECOND TRANCHE PRICE: £2150 IB PER SIX

With predicted perfect scores for the First Growth, (98-100 points from Lisa Perotti-Brown MW and 99-100 from James Suckling), availability and allocations will be the challenge here.  We have sold out of our initial allocation to those customers who pre-ordered and we are now trying to source more in Bordeaux.  If you do have an interest, please let us know as soon as possible.

 

 

Château Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé Pauillac

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Château Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé Pauillac

Château Mouton-Rothschild is a Premier Cru Classé Pauillac.  Unlike Lafite and Latour, Mouton was not rated as a first growth in the 1855 Classification.  After establishing itself in the early nineteenth century, an ill-timed bad patch in the 1840s probably cost it that accolade and it was not until 1973 that it was upgraded to first growth. 

This was largely due to the work of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, who had taken over in 1922.  He also introduced château bottling at Mouton in 1924 (which subsequently became key to quality across the Grand Crus Classé) as well as the artist-designed labels from 1945.  Artists including Miró, Chagall, Braque, Picasso, Francis Bacon, Dali, Jeff Koons and Prince Charles have all contributed labels.

The vineyard consists of 90 hectares on the “Plateau de Mouton” which rises 27m above sea-level, on very deep gravelly soils, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon (81%), Merlot (15%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (1%). 

 

 

WHITE 2019 Château Mouton Rothschild - Aile d'Argent 75cl £360 per case of 6 Château Mouton Rothschild
2019 / / 75cl
£360 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"You just know that Aile d'Argent is going to suit a vintage like this, where the warmth of the summer accentuates the rich apricot, white pear and juicy nectarine flavours of the wine. This tiny drop of Muscadelle gives lift and florality to the finish, and overall there is width, depth and texture aplenty, with a fabulous lick of salinity on the finish. Does a great job of walking the tightrope - and the team under Philippe Dhalluin are not afraid of underlining the texture of the wine, giving 17% of the production some malolactic fermentation, one of the rare Bordeaux whites to do so. Harvest September 7 to 11. Drinking Window 2021 - 2034. 95 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "A very exotic Aile d’Argent with dried-mango, fresh-pineapple, and sliced-lemon aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and very ripe, yet it’s framed by bright acidity. Tangy and vivid with a long, intense finish. Exciting. Contrastive. 38% semillon and the rest sauvignon blanc and gris. 97-98 points." James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2020

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