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Mouton Rothschild 2019

Mouton Rothschild

Case Format: 12x75cl

Max score: 100.0

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.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

98
Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The blend this year is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, harvested from the 18th of September to the 5th of October. Opaque purple-black colored, the 2019 Mouton Rothschild simply shines, even at this very nascent stage, beaming from the glass with bright, vibrant scents of crème de cassis, blueberry preserves, boysenberries and black raspberries plus fragrant suggestions of lilacs, dark chocolate, sandalwood, jasmine tea and woodsmoke with a spicy waft of star anise. The medium-bodied palate shimmers with energy, featuring tightly wound layers of black fruits, exotic spices and mineral notions, framed by exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and bags of freshness, finishing with epic length and perfume. This years profound expression is without doubt a legend in the making. (For number crunchers, the alcohol is 13.5% this year, slightly lower than 2018, which came in at 13.8%.)

19
Jancis Robinson

Tasted blind. Bloody nose. Rich and energetic and assertive. Deep-flavoured and very long.

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