Aile d'Argent Blanc
    Château Mouton Rothschild

    Aile d'Argent Blanc,

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    vintage

    Aile d'Argent Blanc, 2009

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Aile d'Argent Blanc, 2009
    ABV:
    13.5%
    96/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Combines a rich intensity to the aromatics and flavours with grip and uplift that keeps things sculpted. A gorgeous wine that delivers layers of apricot, white peach and sage with juicy citrus and edges of liqourice root. 15% malolactic fermentation balances the freshness of the vintage and keeps it very much signature Aile d'Argent, as does the relatively high proportion of Sauvignon Gris. No Muscadelle in the blend from this vintage. 45% new barrels for ageing, harvest September 6 to 20.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2024
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2038
    91-93/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2021 Aile d'Argent is made from 64% Sauvignon Blanc and 36% Semillon, harvested from 6 to 20 September, and aging in 45% new oak. 15% of the blend went through malolactic. It slowly unfurls to offers glimpses at wonderfully pure grapefruit oil and lime leaves scents, followed by suggestions of yuzu, coriander seed, peach blossoms, and chalk dust. Light to medium-bodied, the palate delivers fantastic tension with tight-knit citrus and stone fruit flavors and a long, mineral-tinged finish. pH 3.25.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    Drinking Window:
    2025 - 2033
    91-93/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2021 Aile d'Argent has a more Sauvignon-driven bouquet with lime flower, orange pith, a hint of grapefruit and gooseberry. The palate is well-balanced with a spicy entry, just a hint of ginger, well-balanced with a saline finish. This is absolutely delicious.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    Drinking Window:
    2025 - 2036

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    Château Mouton Rothschild

    Château Mouton Rothschild

    Viticulture at the Mouton estate dates back to the early 18th century when Joseph de Brane purchased the estate from the Segur family. The wines’ reputation grew, but following the sale to a Parisian banker, Isaac Thuret, the estate’s fortunes took a turn for the worse. The estate gradually fell into a state of disrepair. Although Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild purchased the estate in 1853, it was too late to turn the estate around in time for the 1855 classification. Originally entered as a 2nd growth, years of investment by the Rothschild family saw the property elevated to 1st growth status in 1973.

    There are 75 hectares rising to an altitude of 40 metres just to the north of Pauillac. Plantings are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), with 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and just 2% Petit Verdot. The estate also produces a white wine, Aile d’Argent from their plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. Herve Berland, responsible for much of the estate’s progress over the past decade has recently moved to Chateau Montrose, but Philippe Dhalluin remains in charge of the cellar and will no doubt continue to push the qualitative bar ever higher.

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