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Château Mouton Rothschild 2020

Bordeaux - 1er cru classePauillac - Red
Château Mouton Rothschild 2020
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    The elegance and aromatic finesse of an exceptional Pauillac Premier Cru Classé

    The estate

    It was in 1853 that Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild acquired Château Brane-Mouton at auction. Located in the heart of the Médoc, in the appellation of Pauillac, the estate was renamed Château Mouton Rothschild. In 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over the reins of the property. A visionary, he decided to initiate bottling directly at the estate and also designed a label for the wine. In 1973 Château Mouton Rothschild became a First Classified Growth. An icon of the Pauillac appellation, Château Mouton Rothschild has produced magnificent Bordeaux wines, known by wine lovers around the world.

    The vineyard

    Located north-west of Bordeaux, in the Médoc, the Château Mouton Rothschild vineyard covers 90 hectares. The vines are planted in stony, gravelly soils that capture the heat and restore it during the night, thus helping the grapes ripen. These poor, well-drained soils are lain over clay-gravelly subsoils, lending the wines of Château Mouton Rothschild a certain power, elegance and a tannic structure.

    The vintage

    A very mild winter and early spring favoured an early budding of the vines. The snowfall at the end of March did not impact the vineyards. Marked by temperatures above seasonal norms, the spring was also punctuated by abundant precipitation, especially at the beginning of May. From mid-May, hot and dry conditions significantly accelerated the vegetative cycle, with flowering taking place 12 days ahead of its usual date. While the month of June was characterised by great weather contrasts, the month of July was marked by heat waves and severe drought. The few rainy days in August activated veraison and resulted in a uniform development of the berries. Historically early, the 2020 harvest yielded fully ripe grapes in perfect sanitary condition. Despite lower yields than in recent vintages, the quality was exceptional, producing fresh, balanced and dense wines with powerful tannins and a beautiful finesse.

    The blend

    The Château Mouton Rothschild 2020 was made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (84%), Merlot (13%), Cabernet Franc (2%) and Petit Verdot (1%).

    The tasting

    Dress

    The wine displays a dark and intense cherry-red colour, adorned with garnet reflections.

    Nose

    Elegant and beautifully complex, the nose reveals aromas of perfectly ripe black fruits. During the tasting, the nose combines fragrances of blackcurrant and anise with notes of graphite and blond tobacco.

    Palate

    Suave and fleshy, the attack reveals fine and precise tannins. The flavours are harmonious, complemented by menthol, mineral and smoky notes. The finish expresses, with great elegance and exceptional persistence, Cabernet Sauvignon, the château's flagship grape.

    Parker : 97-99 / 100
    J. Robinson : 18.5 / 20
    BordeauxPauillac
    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Bettane & Desseauve
    97-98

    Decanter
    98

    J. Robinson
    18.5

    J. Suckling
    99-100

    Revue du Vin de France
    97-100

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    96-98

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pauillac

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Mouton Rothschild

    Classification
    1er cru classe

    Parker
    97-99

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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