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Red Wine
Château Mouton Rothschild
1er Cru Classé 2017, 75cl
Pauillac, Bordeaux

580
approx. £500.47

 13.5%

 2026-2050

 Serve at 16º-18º

97/100  Wine Spectator

 

Robert Parker, tasting note published in January 14th 1970

The 2017 Mouton Rothschild is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep purple garnet in colour, it unfolds slowly to reveal notes of warm black plums, cooked black cherries, kirsch, and freshly ground blackcurrants with hints of candied violets, cinnamon toast, Ceylon tea and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, the palate is charged with amazing energy, featuring dynamic black and red fruits and loads of spice and mineral sparks, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and long, perfumed finishes. Given the intensity of fruit and structure, while this is a relatively elegant Mouton that will be approachable early, I don't see it as being short-lived. It should give pleasure for over 40 years.

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild is harvested by hand and undergoes a rigorous selection of clusters and berries so that only those that meet the ideal conditions to form part of the future wine are vinified. It is fermented in wooden foudres and aged in new French oak barrels for about 20 months. The wine also spends a few months in Château Mouton Rothschild’s huge cellar. Here the temperature is constantly between 12ºC and 15ºC, with humidity of 80 to 90% and very little or no light – optimal conditions for bottle ageing and storage.

Château Mouton Rothschild is considered by many to be one of the world’s finest red wines. Its wines are intense, tremendously elegant and complex, with enormous ageing potential. A jewel of the old world.
In 2017 there was no frost in Mouton – just a little in d’Armailhac. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin noted that the drought early in the growing season ensured that the bunches consisted of many small berries. In fact, the Merlot was a bit stressed and suffered a bit, so Dhalluin felt it was another Cabernet year here in Pauillac. Yields were down in 2016 only by about 10%. Petit Mouton is about 21% of this year’s production. Final blends were made in mid-November because malolactic fermentations progressed so quickly.

Blend from the 2009 vintage: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Pedit Verdot.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 106678

Château Mouton Rothschild

It was in 1853 that Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought Château Brane-Mouton, which he immediately renamed Château Mouton-Rothschild located in the territories of Pauillac.

After being ranked second on the prestigious 1855 list, it became a Premier Grand Cru in 1973, and thus part of a limited list as there are only 5 Premiers Grands Crus: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Mouton-Rothschild the three Pauillacs, Château Margaux, the only Margaux, Haut-Brion, the only Graves until 1986 and since then Pessac-Léognan.

The vineyard extends over some 80 hectares planted in varieties typical of the Medoc and Haut-Medoc regions .

Address

Château Mouton Rothschild 33250 Pauillac França