Bordeaux 2017 - Mouton Rothschild

Bordeaux 2017 - Mouton Rothschild
Philippe Dhalluin has produced a stunning range of 2017s. His wines are silky and sumptuous, yet serious and complex – the pinnacle is the exceptional Mouton Rothschild. It is evidently a wonderful Mouton full of exotic spice and glorious fruit. There is more than a nod towards the great vintages of the past coupled with the control and polish of modern winemaking. The result captures all the character and gravitas of this terroir in a style that will be approachable in its youth and for many decades to come. It is certainly one of the most profound 2017s and continues the exceptional run of form from this noble chateau.

We also have small quantities of the greatly improved Aile d’Argent – the white wine from Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Much progress has been achieved here. This is the most composed and complete example to date with a wonderfully broad palate of seductive fruit and a real sense of tension. We very much like the vibrant and engaging style.

“The 2017 Mouton Rothschild has one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at 90%, with 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Very deep purple-black in color, the nose is already singing of crushed black currants, warm blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of violets, star anise, cinnamon stick and cloves plus wafts of pencil lead and unsmoked cigars. Medium-bodied, wonderfully delicate yet intense in the mouth (gaining some richness in the mid-palate on my second taste two and a half weeks later), it has super fine-grained, smooth tannins and incredible freshness, finishing very long with tons of tightly wound layers. Wow. This vintage is going to be very long-lived in the cellar! 97-99/100” – Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate