Château Mouton Rothschild 2019 - 1st Cru Class
Château Mouton Rothschild has 90 hectares of vines to the northwest of Bordeaux, on the edge of the Médoc peninsula, itself situated, as its name indicates, in medio aquae, in the middle of the waters: to the east the Gironde estuary, to the west the Atlantic Ocean.
The Médoc vineyard, which dates back to Roman times, currently covers an area of about 16,500 hectares. It is planted on a narrow strip of land 80 km long and 5 to 10 km wide, close to the river which irrigates it deeply and moderates temperature variations. Leaning against the northern tip of the Landes forest, it benefits from the mild oceanic climate while being protected from its excesses.
Formed of "gravel", pebbles and gravels that retain the heat of the sun, mixed with sands partly clayey. Produces the greatest wines in the world! The lean and poor gravel descends several meters deep, resting on a marly-limestone base. Elegant, powerful, tannin-rich red wines are harvested here, which can be kept for a long time.
The Petit Mouton, the second wine of the château, is a very nice variation. A great white wine, named Aile d'Argent, is also produced in AOC Bordeaux.
Source: Château Mouton Rothschild
Opaque purple-black in color, the 2019 Mouton Rothschild simply shines, even at this very nascent stage, radiating from the glass with bright, vibrant scents of creme de cassis, blueberry preserves, boysenberry and black raspberry, as well as fragrant suggestions of lilac, dark chocolate, sandalwood, jasmine tea and wood smoke with a spicy blast of star anise.
The medium-bodied palate shines with energy, with tight layers of dark fruit, exotic spice and mineral notions framed by exquisitely ripe, fine tannins and bags of freshness, finishing with epic length and perfume. The profound expression of this year is undoubtedly a legend in the making.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, June 2020
- Delivery period
- Deliverable first trimester 2022
- 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
- 2028 - 2060
Jean-Marc Quarin - Noté 97/100
James Suckling - Noté 99-100/100
Neal Martin - Noté 96-98/100
Jeff Leve - Noté 98-100/100
Wine Advocate / Lisa Perrotti - Noté 98-100/100
Decanter / Jane Anson - Noté 98/100