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

Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2010


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2010

12x75cl

DP

£7,454.46


2010

12x75cl

DP

£7,478.46



Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2010

2010

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2010

Produced from 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot, this will probably be the most divisive first growth in 2010. It is a classic Mouton, in that it is immense, deep and somewhat monolithic. At this stage it is a bit impenetrable and lacks the charm and seduction of Haut Brion, Margaux, Latour and Lafite, but it is undoubtedly a vin de garde and given time may well eclipse the competition. The bouquet is a smouldering smorgasbord of deep mineral, earthy notes and Asian spice; an elemental wine. On the palate there is immense power and concentration. Crème de mûre, minerals and liquorice are evident within the tightly wound, dense core of fruit. There is classic Mouton reserve, wonderful colour and enormous potential here, but this will require patience.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
13.5%
97/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2010 Mouton-Rothschild has a broody, backward but utterly spellbinding bouquet that gradually unfurls to reveal blackcurrant and blueberry fruit, crushed stone and freshly rolled tobacco, just a hint of chimney soot in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and a silky caressing texture. It builds towards a very intense and beautifully defined finish that feels very long, just a hint of truffle lingering on the aftertaste. Brilliant. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal.
Date Reviewed:
04/2020

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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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