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Mouton Rothschild 2017

Mouton Rothschild

Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 98.0

An illustrious estate, with a fascinating history, Château Mouton-Rothschild has been making wine since the Roman times. Under the management of the Rothschild family since 1853, it wasn’t until 1922 when Baron Philippe de Rothschild took the helm, that the estate transformed. Perhaps the most revered château making wine today, their grand vin is appreciated for its exotic and powerful aromas of cassis, minerals, tobacco leaves and graphite. Its impressive length and rich, rounded palate are typical of this breath-taking and often flamboyant wine.

The 83-hectares of vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (c.78%), Merlot (c.18%), Cabernet Franc (c.3%) and Petit Verdot (c.1%). The vineyard has a terroir filled with gravel, rocks, sand, clay and limestone soils and is situated on the “Mouton Plateau” which mostly comprises one large block of vines. The vines are old, averaging 50 years, with the oldest planted over 130 years ago.

Mouton Rothschild is not just known for its beautiful grand vin, but for bridging the gap between art and wine. It was Baron Philippe who introduced the idea of commissioning a famous artist to create a label for each vintage. Artists have included Dali, Miro, Picasso, Warhol and more, and all contribute to the exclusivity and collectability of this highly coveted wine.

£2,274.00 IN BOND

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Tom Parker MW

Tasted blind. Deep ruby-purple colour. Big, bold and smoky nose with plenty of exotic spice overlaying brambly dark fruit. Huge tannic structure matched by plush fruit and very sweetly spiced oak. This is as glossy as the vintage gets without being overdone. Long and smoky finish lined with very persistent, ripe tannins. Chocolatey yet serious, this is very expressive already but needs time to fully knit together. (TP)

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Mouton Rothschild is deep garnet-purple in color. It is a tad shut down to start, soon opening to give up scents of redcurrant jelly, blackcurrant cordial, black plum preserves, and wild sage, plus touches of pencil lead, cracked black pepper, and charcuterie. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is vibrant and energetic, delivers firm, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness to the delicately layered red and black fruits, finishing long and mineral-laced.


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