2017 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1er Grand Cru Classe

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Winery Château Mouton Rothschild
Year 2017
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2023 - 2070
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The famous Chateau Mouton Rothschild was the only chateau to have been promoted to a higher category in 1973 and joined the elite of the Premiers Grand Crus. The wines of Baroness Philipine de Rothschild are known for the changing label per harvest with each time an image of a different artist. The character of the wine is characterized by red berries and cedar with an increase in the share of more than 10% Merlot in the last decade. Château Mouton-Rothschild is world famous. It is located in the Bordeaux in Pauillac, on the border with Saint-Estèphe. It is next to another famous winery: Château Lafite-Rothschild. The winery covers 74 hectares and a lot of Cabernet Sauvignon, but also Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdon are added. Especially in full maturity, the Mouton-Rothschild can be recognized by its bouquet, pure cabernet sauvignon.

The 2017 Mouton Rothschild has one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at 90%, with 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Very deep purple-black in color, the nose already sings of crushed black currants, warm blackberries and chocolate covered cherries with hints of violets, star anise, cinnamon stick and cloves plus hints of pencil and cedar wood. Medium-bodied, wonderfully delicate yet intense on the palate. It has super fine-grained, soft tannins and incredible freshness, and ends very long. This vintage lasts a long time in the basement!

Vineyard for 2017 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1er Grand Cru Classe

The vineyards of Château Mouton Rothschild are located northwest of Bordeaux, on the edge of the Medoc. Dating back to Roman times, the Medoc vineyard now covers approximately 16,500 hectares. The vines are planted on a narrow strip of land 80 km long and 5 to 10 km wide, close to the river, which irrigates the soil in depth and moderates temperature differences. Bordering the northern boundary of the forest of Les Landes, the Medoc benefits from the softness of the maritime climate while protecting it from the excesses.

History

In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought the Château Brane-Mouton estate at auction because he wanted to serve his own wine to his prestigious guests. The estate was located in Pauillac, in the heart of the Médoc, and would henceforth also bear its name: Château Mouton Rothschild.

In 1922, the estate was taken over by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, the great-grandson of Baron Nathaniel. 2 years later, he insists that all wine, previously delivered in tons to wine merchants in Bordeaux, be bottled in the castle in the future. This decision meant that more storage space was needed. Therefore, the spectacular 100-meter-long Grand Chai (Great Barrel Hall), designed by the architect Charles Siclis, was built in 1926. In 1962, a museum was even opened on the estate.

After a long battle by Baron Philippe, Château Mouton Rothschild finally achieved the coveted status of Premier Cru Classé in 1973, of which they were unfairly robbed in the classification of 1855. After a decree signed by Jacques Chirac, then Minister of Agriculture, it became officially confirmed.

Philippe's daughter, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, took over her father's estate and continued to modernize this beautiful family business over the years. She has transferred her excellent dedication and method to her 3 children, Camille Sereys de Rothschild, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild and Julien de Beaumarchais who continue to run the estates with the same ambition.

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Winery Château Mouton Rothschild
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2017
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2070
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 98
James Suckling rating 98
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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