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Château Mouton Rothschild 2014
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Château Mouton Rothschild 2014

1er cru classe -  - - Red
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Château Mouton Rothschild 2014

An iconic, silky and complex Pauillac Premier Cru Classé

The estate

In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild acquired Château Brane-Mouton at an auction. Located in the heart of the Médoc, in Pauillac, he renamed the estate Château Mouton Rothschild. In 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over the running of the estate. A true pioneer, he decided to start bottling directly on the estate and designed the label of the wine. 1973 marked the year when Château Mouton Rothschild became a Premier Cru Classé. Iconic in the Pauillac appellation, Château Mouton Rothschild has made fine Bordeaux wines shine throughout the world.

The vineyard

Situated to the north-west of Bordeaux, in the Médoc, Château Mouton Rothschild’s vineyard spreads across 90 hectares. The vines are planted on gravelly soils that retain the heat and release it during the night, thus favouring the ripening of the grapes. These poor, draining soils rest on a clay-gravel subsoil, giving the wines by Château Mouton Rothschild a unique powerful, elegant and tannic structure.

The vintage

A wet winter was followed by a spring with milder weather conditions, which favoured the early budburst of the vines in April. May was particularly cool, with alternating sunny days and rainy spells. A beautiful and hot month of July preceded a cool August with changing weather conditions. An exceptionally long Indian summer sets in from the end of August until the end of October. During this period, the warm, sunny and dry conditions enabled the grapes to ripen, they were then harvested at optimum ripeness between September 19th and October 9th.

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (81%)

Merlot (16%)

Cabernet franc (3%)

Château Mouton Rothschild 2014: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Colour

Intense red colour with purple hues.

Nose

A very fine nose with aromas of ripe fruit, spices and vanilla.

Palate

The attack is dense and velvety. Smooth, the palate seduces with its fine tannins and its delicate balance between a silky texture and a subtle minerality. Full and persistent, the finish blends a wide aromatic palette with a beautiful freshness.

Wine critic
Château Mouton Rothschild 2014
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Parker
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J. Robinson
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Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Mouton-Rothschild was closed at first when I tasted the wine in bottle with winemaker Philippe Dhalluin. But as it transpires, this First Growth is just toying with you. Initially quite understated, it responds to aeration like a young child peeking from around a corner and then running out, waving its hands. It suddenly hits you with gorgeous black cherries, bilberry, cedar and wilted rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth entry. This is utterly seductive: a wine without a hair out of place. It is not as powerful or as complex as the 2015 Mouton-Rothschild, yet the precision and focus here is beguiling. It will require five to seven years to absorb the 100% new oak, then it will be an utterly delicious and to use a term employed at en primeur, cerebral First Growth that is destined to give two or three decades of pleasure.
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