Château Mouton Rothschild
Château Mouton Rothschild is a wine estate located in the village of Pauillac in the Médoc region. Originally known as Château Brane-Mouton, its red wine was renamed by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853 to Château Mouton Rothschild. In the 1920s it began the practice of bottling the harvest at the estate itself, rather than shipping the wine to merchants for bottling elsewhere.
The branch of the Rothschild family owning Mouton Rothschild are members of the Primum Familiae Vini.
In 1973, Mouton was elevated to “first growth” status after decades of intense lobbying by its powerful and influential owner, the only change in the original 1855 classification.
Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 3% and Petit Verdot 1%
The wines are matured in new oak barrels for about twenty months
Cabernet Sauvignon 72%, Merlot 19%, Cabernet Franc 9%
A dark and deep colour, the wine has an uncomplicated but also precise and noble nose on which jammy and candied fruit aromas predominate, with an opening onto fruit in alcohol.
The palate is both fresh and complex, candied fruit accompanying liquorice flavours. Dense and chewy tannins continue to lend the wine a fine structure, while lingering fruit flavours extend into a long and warm finish.
“Full-bodied, firm and classic in style, there is a lot of freshness, brightness and cedar, lead pencil, cedar and tobacco notes that coincide with the cassis and cherry here. Tasters that prefer Bordeaux straddling old school, classic Bordeaux and softer, more modern wines will really dig this wine.” – The Wine Cellar Insider
Cabernet Sauvignon 85 %, Merlot 14%, Cabernet Franc 1 %
The wine has an attractive color, dark, deep and still very young, and an elegant, complex nose that combines refined notes of oak, toast and vanilla with intense, wild berry fruit. Touches of mint and spice complete the array, bringing freshness and originality.
The palate is both powerful and substantial, revealing attractively close-knit, juicy and succulent tannins combined with concentrated blackcurrant and blackberry flavors that reinforce the impression of fullness of flavor.
The finish is very long, carried by a touch of sweetness and the perfect expression of rich, ripe Cabernet Sauvignon typical of great Pauillac vintages.
“Gorgeous, with singed alder and juniper notes starting to strut their stuff, while the immense core of steeped red currant, blackberry and plum fruit continues to wait in reserve. A light sanguine thread weaves in on the back end, which is driven by a serious bolt of iron. Shows terrific grip, length and cut.” – Wine Spectator
Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Merlot 16%, Cabernet Franc 3%
The color is a deep red with a purplish tint.
The refined and distinguished nose reveals very mature fruit aromas, pleasantly mingled with subtle spice and vanilla notes.
The velvety attack fills the mouth with a mature and smooth body on silky, firm tannins which enfold a satin texture with a hint of minerality. The very long finish displays a harmonious combination of complexity, opulence and freshness.
“This delivers a large core of pure, unadorned cassis, accented by notes of anise, plum cake, mint and bitter plum coulis. The core has serious heft, supported easily by a riveting iron spine that shows superb length through the finish. A prodigious display of power and cut.” – Wine Spectator