Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac
Château Mouton Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac,

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Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 1980

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 1980
ABV:
13%
98/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
Juicy, rich, opulent, powerfully seductive, and a wonderful expression of yin and yang with its neighbour Lafite. The toasted oak notes are in full evidence, and the tannins remain muscular, bulky and young - this feels almost entirely in its primary phase, and it needs a good few hours, or longer, in a carafe if you are thinking of drinking any time soon. As it opens, black cherry, mandarin peel and bitter chocolate notes arrive, as does the more restrained charcoal and fresh mint character of Pauillac, set against sweeter crème de cassis notes. This is just glancing towards its drinking window, but will reward longer ageing, and has decades ahead of it. What a brilliant vintage, this is signature Mouton, charming but with serious intent. 100% new oak, Philippe Dhalluin director.
Date Reviewed:
08/2022
97/100
Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2009 Mouton-Rothschild has a very backward bouquet that is clearly nowhere near its drinking plateau, unfolding reluctantly with cedar and pencil box infused black fruit. Glimpses of pressed rose petal unfurl with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a mixture of red and black fruit, and veins of blue. Very harmonious with a satin-like texture towards the persistent finish. Philippe Dhalluin conjured a gorgeous Mouton-Rothschild this year, but it needs another few years in the cellar. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting.
Date Reviewed:
03/2019

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country:
France
region:
Bordeaux
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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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