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%
    95/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Inky depths to the colour, with sweetened black cherry, damson and cassis fruit, and clear crushed rose petals, along with grilled rosemary, espresso, cocoa and sage. Supplies a generosity that is often lacking in the vintage, this stays bang on Mouton character and signature and even though in more classic style of the vintage, it is full of beauty. 100% new oak, 41hl/h yield. Harvest September 25 until October 6. The first vintage where it was Jean-Emmauel Danjoy from beginning to end, after Philippe Dhalluin's retiremement.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024
    91-93/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2021 Mouton Rothschild is composed of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc, harvested from 25 September to 6 October, and aging in 100% new oak. Deep purple-black colored, it needs a little swirling to unlock classic notions of warm cassis, pencil shavings, and ripe black plums, leading to hints of lavender, cracked black pepper, and crushed rocks. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is tightly wound with layers of black fruits and mineral undertones, framed by fine-grained tannins and bags of freshness, finishing on a lingering iron ore note. pH 3.73. IPT 59.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    94/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2021 Mouton-Rothschild, matured in 100% new oak for 18 months, has a "serious" Cabernet-driven bouquet, just as it had out of barrel. Graphite-infused black fruit mixes with tobacco and touches of incense, the latter a feature that I did not notice previously. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins. Silky smooth in texture, it has indeed gained a little weight, especially toward the back. Possessing very pure fruit and harmonious with a linear yet elegant finish, this is a classically styled Mouton-Rothschild that will age with grace.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2024

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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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