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Mouton Rothschild to reduce en primeur offering / From the 2015 vintage, Chateau Mouton Rothschild will offer less of its wines en primeur due to a rising demand for wines in bottle, the drinks business reports.

The estate’s new president Philippe Sereys de Rothschild told the drinks business during a recent visit to London: “Things are changing and we having a growing in bottle market, especially in Hong Kong.

“Sales of our wines in bottle are growing a lot and we’ve got to the point where we don’t have enough bottles left in our cellar.

“We won’t be buying our wine back but we will be releasing less of it en primeur as we have to rebuild our inventory.”

de Rothschild added that this decision does not mean the chateau has lost faith in the en primeur process.

Mouton Rothschild to reduce en primeur offering

“We haven’t lost faith in the en primeur system but you have to be reasonable with your pricing as there are so many reference points for consumers now.”

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/02/mouton-to-shrink-en-primeur-offering/

 

 

 

 

 

Château Mouton Rothschild’s, first-ever wine auction in Asia achieves HK$32 million / US$4.1 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on January 30th. More than double pre-sale estimate – 100% sold – 93% of lots sold above high estimate

 

Jamie Ritchie selling the evening's top lot which sets world record for a Mouton vertical

 

Top lot 
A rare 66-Bottle vertical (1945 – 2012) sold online for HK$2.94 million / US$376,900 close to three times low estimate.

Château Mouton Rothschild’s first-ever wine auction in Asia – Château Mouton Rothschild : concluded this evening at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. Following rounds of intense bidding in the room, on the phone and online, the sale achieved a 100% sell-through rate, with 93% of the lots sold above their high estimates, realising a remarkable total of HK$32 million / US$4.1 million (Est. HK$13 – 20 million / US$1.6 – 2.5 million*), more than doubling the pre-sale estimate.

Leading the sale is a rare 66-bottle vertical spanning 68 vintages from 1945 to 2012 (excluding the 1958 and 1963) which sold for HK$2.94 million / US$376,900. The vintage of 2000 performed extremely well: A nebuchadnezzar (15-litre bottle) of this remarkable vintage was sold for close to HK$1 million, more than double its low estimate, while another lot that celebrates the New Millennium with 6 bottles, 6 magnums, a jeroboam, an imperial and a nebuchadnezzar also achieved an impressive price of HK$1.72 million / US$219,900, more than double its low estimate.

This is the first time the Bordeaux First Growth presented an wine auction in Asia, which serves as a tribute to the enthusiasm of Mouton lovers in the region. The Château considers this a perfect timing, for the sale took place right before the start of the New Lunar Year of the Ram – the emblem of the Château. The burgeoning demand of increasingly sophisticated connoisseurs in the region, whose number has been rapidly growing in Asia in recent years, is another reason.

The auction is also significant as a commemoration of the life of the late Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (1933 – 2014), who had devoted much of her time, her energy and her life to the glory of Château Mouton Rothschild. A large part of the sale proceeds will benefit The Baroness Philippine de Rothschild Foundation for the Arts – a non-profit operation recently set up by the Baroness’ three children – Camille Sereys de Rothschild, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild and Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild – in memory of their mother. The Foundation will encourage and defend the creative impulse, in theatre, film and other performing arts, which were the Baroness’ professional and personal commitments for many years.

Commenting on Mouton Rothschild’s first-ever wine sale in Asia, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, present in Hong Kong with his sister and his brother, as well as Jean-Pierre de Beaumarchais, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild’s husband, stated: “We were especially thrilled with the result of this sale that exceeded our expectations. It is clearly the wine professionals’ and collectors’ recognition of our mother’s lifelong involvement in ensuring the quality and enhancing the reputation of Château Mouton Rothschild throughout the world. Thus, we look forward to the years to come with great enthusiasm.

Serena Sutcliffe, Master of Wine (MW), International Head of Sotheby’s Wine, adds, “It was an honour to bring this unique auction to Asia and these extraordinary wines took flight over the five hours of the sale. It was a tribute to Baroness Philippine and the legacy she left at Mouton, which is now in the hands of her children who will take it into the future. We were proud to see some of the greatest Bordeaux ever made go to Asia’s most discerning connoisseurs who will enjoy and treasure these fabulous bottles – and nebuchadnezzars!

Commenting on the sale result, Jamie Ritchie, CEO & President of Sotheby’s Wine, Americas & Asia, says, “The record prices achieved in this auction showed Asian collectors’ great appreciation of Mouton Rothschild and the perfect direct-from-the-property provenance. With 93% of the lots selling above the high estimates and a sale total of HK$32 million / US$4.1 million, 2.5 times above the low estimate, this exceeded our highest expectations and shows the strength of the market for wines with perfect provenance presented in Sotheby’s single-owner sale format.

 

Numerous auction records were set, including : 

World record for a Château Mouton Rothschild vertical at auction  :

– A 66-bottle vertical spanning 68 Château Mouton Rothschild vintages from 1945 to 2012 (excluding the 1958 and 1963) (HK$ 2,94 million / US$ 376,900)

World record for this wine at this format at auction :

- Château Mouton Rothschild 2000, 1 nabuchadnezzar (HK$ 918,750 / US$ 117,788)

– Château Mouton Rothschild 1945, 1 magnum (HK$ 857,500 / US$ 109,936)

– Château Mouton Rothschild 1945, 2 bottles (HK$ 735,000 / US$ 94,231)

– Château Mouton Rothschild 1982, 6 magnums (HK$ 441,000 / US$ 56,538)

– Château Mouton Rothschild 1870, 1 bottle (HK$ 392,000 / US$ 50,256)

– Château Mouton Rothschild 1959, 3 bottles (HK$ 367,500 / US$ 47,115)

– Château Mouton Rothschild 1961, 3 bottles (HK$ 196,000 / US$ 25,284)

 

 

 

 

 

Chateau Mouton Rothschild label 2012 vintage 
12/11/2014 

Miquel Barceló illustrates the label of Château Mouton Rothschild 2012

Every year since 1945, a great artist has illustrated the label of Château Mouton Rothschild. Thus, the most famous names in contemporary art are brought together in a collection to which a new work is added each year.

The illustration of the 2012 vintage was chosen personally by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who died on 22 August 2014. The commission was given to the Catalan painter and sculptor Miquel Barceló. Born in 1957, he is the creator of a universe that is both realistic and dreamlike, a realm of intense colour in which combinations of techniques and different materials give striking relief to the subject matter. His fresco for Mouton 2012 revisits the Château’s historical emblem. Its two rams, symmetrical and face-to-face, are a reminder that the balance and harmony of a great wine, already present in nature, still set a challenge to be met by the work of human hands.

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History

A Premier Cru Classé, Château Mouton-Rothschild is today regarded as one of the world's greatest wines. The château is owned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and consists of 205 acres of vines near Pauillac, in the Médoc, to the north west of the city of Bordeaux. This Premier Cru benefits from exceptionally good natural conditions: the quality of the soil, the position of its vines and their exposure to the sun.

The Château Mouton-Rothschild is situated in Pauillac, north of Bordeaux, between the River Gironde and the Atlantic. The region is flat; it has only a very few gently rolling hills. The sparsely wooded landscape is not particularly spectacular. In terms of appearance, there are other much more beautiful wine-growing regions. It is in the Médoc, however, that the famous Mouton-Rothschild, the Premier cru classé that has gained worldwide mythological status, is grown. There has been a large, successful wine-growing tradition in the Bordeaux region for centuries. It can be traced back to the Roman period and has become an important, key source of income for the otherwise rather impoverished region. 

 

The secret of the Médoc lies in its naturally-occurring conditions, which are encompassed in the French term, ‘terroir’. What is meant is the interplay between its perfectly suited soil and its ideal climate, which allows the region’s wine growers to produce first-class wines. The Bordelais wine-growing region is the largest cohesive area of cultivation in the world for wines of quality. The percentage of top-class wines produced there is higher than in any other region of France. There are around four thousand châteaux in the Bordelais region producing these world-famous wines. A sophisticated system of local appellations and classification is the basis of a hierarchy of quality. The separate growing sites play a limited role only. Taking pride of place is the château itself to which they belong. Typical of the Bordelais region are the dry, durable red wines, which are fruitier in the Médoc region than the softer, fuller wines of the neighbouring Saint-Emilion and Pomerol areas. Less than twenty per cent of the total wine production of the region is centred on white wine.

 

The Bordelais region rests on an enormous limestone plateau that is covered in most places with layers of sand and gravel dating from the Ice Age. In the Médoc region, these layers can be up to several metres thick. This gravely, sandy soil permits the vines to root deeply into the ground and allows for excellent drainage. The varying nature of the terrain and the siting of the vines create several small zones each with their individual microclimate, which in turn have an effect on the harvests that are achieved by the various châteaux. Nearby, the Atlantic generally creates a mild, even climate, normally without extreme changes in temperature.

 

The large rivers and expansive wooded areas of the region also have a balancing effect on climatic conditions. Typical of the annual weather for the wine region are frost-free winters, damp spring months and a sunny summer from July to October. The climate can vary, however, meaning that the quality of the individual vintages can vary to a great extent. The wine growers of the region know that the following basic conditions have to be met between 1 April and 30 September in order for a great vintage to result. In total, the average temperatures should reach at least 3,100ºC over 1,250 hours of sunshine.

 

During this period, there should have been at least 15 hot days with a temperature of over 30ºC and there should have been a total precipitation of between 250 and 350mm. Since the wine harvest often continues until well into late autumn, the weather during the harvest in October plays an important role in the quality of the vintage. Much of what is exceptional about the Mouton wines may be attributed to the soil and old vines, but it is not the site alone that determines the quality. The soil must be treated well, cultivated and monitored with a great deal of care.

 

French wine production is one of the best-supervised agricultural sectors in the world. Every bottle filled is assigned to a particular category of quality. Already by 1855, the best produce from the wine-growing region of Bordeaux was uniformly classified and termed ‘Grand cru classé’. This produce was then divided further into five sub-classes, Premier, Deuxième, Troisième, Quatrième and Cinquième. The classification at that time was based less on excellent quality and more on the average revenue from the sale of the wine, the figures for which were collated from a period of several decades. Since 1855, there has been only one single change to this system of classification, which is so sacrosanct for the French. The top class Premier cru had always included Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Latour and Château Haut-Brion. On 21 June 1973, Château Mouton-Rothschild was re-categorised from a Deuxième to a Premier cru.

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Vineyards

Nowadays, Château Mouton-Rothschild’s acreage covers around eighty hectares. Eighty per cent of the land is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon vines, ten per cent with Cabernet Franc, eight per cent with Merlot and two per cent with Petit Verdot. At the Château alone between 250 000 and 300 000 bottles of wine are produced annually with the Mouton harvest reaching around 40 to 45 hectolitres per hectare. Then, there is the second wine, ‘Petit Mouton’ and the great brand name, ‘Mouton Cadet’. With more than five hundred employees, the ultra-modern wine company achieves an annual turnover of approx. 200 million euros. The core of the company is the winery at Saint-Laurent, built in 1994, which can accommodate 170 000 hectolitres of wine in its 200 tanks. This corresponds to 24 million bottles. A further 32 tanks each with a capacity of two thousand litres were added in 2004.

 

 Particularly in Germany, where the Rothschild family originated, the name, which has been passed down through several branches over the centuries, is held in the highest esteem. It was a branch of the Rothschild family in Frankfurt-am-Main that sent its sons to five different European metropolises in search of luck and careers. The family formed a broadly branching network primarily in the fields of finance, banking and, later on, wine. In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, born to the London branch of the family, acquired the Château Brane-Mouton, immediately renaming it Château Mouton-Rothschild. Very swiftly, the Château went on to establish itself as one of the leading châteaux of the region.

 

 The subsequent marvellous success story of the family concern at Château Mouton-Rothschild is closely linked with Baron Philippe de Rothschild, the great grandson of Baron Nathaniel. In 1920, in the company of his grandmother, Baroness Thérèse, to whom the château belonged, young Baron Philippe visited Mouton for the first time. He would go on to visit it frequently and on his return to Paris would always tell his father, full of drive and enthusiasm, about the disorder and neglected state of the place. Baron Philippe’s father and grandmother finally decided that they should hand over the wine estate to him. Therefore, in 1922 as a twenty-year-old he took over the running of Mouton. Its rise to become one of the best-known and most successful châteaux in the world would never have been possible without his dedication, personality, pioneering spirit, appreciation of art and foresight. Baron Philippe de Rothschild became the most important figure in the wine-growing Bordeaux region, precisely formulating the aim of his life’s work as the expunging of the ignominy of not belonging to the Premiers crus. Early on, with this in mind, he chose his motto, ‘Premier ne puis, second ne daigne, Mouton je suis’ (‘First, I may not be, second, I will not be, Mouton, I am’), which would continue to motivate him to pursue his ambitious goal.

 

Finally, in 1973 Baron Philippe de Rothschild was able to celebrate a personal triumph in his tireless struggle to make good the slight of 1855 when Mouton was not classified as a Premier cru. After a half-century, all the dedication and hard work invested by the Baron in his life’s work, was finally rewarded. A young agriculture minister by the name of Jacques Chirac, who would later be President of France, elevated Mouton into the first echelon of wine producers in the Bordeaux region. To celebrate this occasion, so historic for his wine estate, Baron Rothschild chose a new motto, ‘Premier je suis, second je fus, Mouton ne change’ (‘First, I am, second, I used to be, but Mouton does not change’).

 

By 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild had already revolutionised the wine industry, when he invented the concept captured in the phrase, ‘Mise en bouteille au Château’, deciding to have the wine bottled directly at the Château. The Baron spared no cost in setting up the new method of bottling, and commissioned a hundred metre long wine cellar that was built over a period of several years by Charles Siclis, then France’s star architect. At the same time, he introduced a system for numbering the filled bottles. For centuries, influential brokers from Bordeaux had bought the wine in vats and only then did they bottle it. At first, the other, more conservative Premier cru wine growers rejected the idea of bottling at the Château. It was only three years later that the other Châteaux followed suit, beginning to bottle their own wines in 1927. The centralising of the bottling, brought about by Baron Philippe, would prove decisive for the quality of the wine. In this way, each château could maintain control over its wines from the bud to the bottle, and direct the marketing and sales independently.

 

In 1924, the Baron undertook another innovation, which would attract at least as much public attention as the bottling changes. Baron Rothschild commissioned the Cubist graphic artist and painter Jean Carlu to design a separate label for the 1924 vintage, the first to be bottled at the Château. Carlu’s bold design depicts not only the five arrows, the Rothschild family coat-of-arms, but also the head of a ram. This image of the ram – based on a play on words relating to the name of the Château, ‘mouton’ being the old French word for hill as well as for sheep – would subsequently serve as inspiration for many of the artists who would produce labels for the Mouton vintages. The image of the ram would also come to stand for the pioneering spirit and unique business sense of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, who had been born under the sign of Aries.

 

 

In the early 1930s, Philippe surprised the world with further innovative business ideas. From the supposedly weaker, declassified vintages of 1930, 1931 and 1932 he created the extremely successful brand, ‘Mouton Cadet’; bought several small châteaux in the area (among them the richly traditional Château d’Armailhac); and, with his purchase of a small wine dealership, laid the foundation stone for the company, Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A., which is today one of the most successful, globally operating and best known wine companies in the world.

 

Aside from this, Baron de Rothschild developed the legendary wine, Opus One in Napa Valley, California at the end of the 1970s in collaboration with the American wine mogul Robert Mondavi. This wine was the first assemblage, a wine blended from several grape varieties, to be created in the USA. Baron Rothschild and Robert Mondavi had set themselves a goal of cultivating a qualitatively high-grade Bordeaux-type premium red wine in California. Even though it took ten years before the newly created Opus One was viable, the wine became the embodiment of the successful wine concept for wines from California and the New World. Baron Philippe also demonstrated with this decision his extraordinary sense for entrepreneurial strategy. Opus One has today become one of the most expensive and highly valued red wines on the fiercely competitive North American market.

 

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Winemaking

The cellars at Mouton Rothschild comprise a bottle cellar, a reserve and the second-year cellar. The former contains about 120,000 bottles from exchanges between Mouton Rothschild and the greatest Bordeaux châteaux. Recorked every 25 to 30 years, these wines accompany the meals served at the château. The reserve contains wines preserved for posterity: 24 bottles, 6 magnums and 3 jeroboams of Mouton Rothschild, the oldest bottle dating back to the 1859 vintage. The second-year cellar holds the previous year’s barrels after they have spent a year in the Grand Chai.

 

Conditions in the cellars are ideal for keeping wine, with a constant temperature between 12° and 15°, a humidity level between 80% and 90% and little or no light. The other cellars are used to store the second-year barrels, which contain the wine from the previous year’s vintage.

 

In what would be a groundbreaking year for Mouton-Rothschild, Philippe de Rothschild began in 1924 to have artists illustrate the Mouton wine labels. In the following decades, he succeeded every year with the vinification of one of the best wines in the Bordelais region.Baron de Rothschild had many artist friends and enjoyed surrounding himself with them, so that he could take part in the life of the Parisian bohème at Mouton. In 1945, twenty-one years after the sensation caused by the first artist’s label, Baron Philippe decided to commission a separate label for each year.

 

 Instead of being paid with money, the artists involved were given several cases of wine. The relationship between the artists selected and the Rothschild family as patrons was always an especially friendly one, based on trust from both sides. The artists commissioned to design a label were able to give their creativity free rein and to let themselves be inspired by the themes of cultivation and the enjoyment of wine, as well as the symbol of the ram.

 

 In the same way as a wine is a fingerprint or a mirror of a year, each Mouton label embodies the way the artist concerned perceived the moment. They also tell a story, paying tribute to the synthesis of art and nature and, above all, to the Château Mouton-Rothschild. The Baron’s decision to commission contemporary artists to design the labels proved in retrospect to be a masterstroke, because the Mouton bottles thus became total works of art and sought-after collectors’ items.

 

Salvador Dali, Henry Moore, Joan Miró, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol – the list of well-known artists who designed labels for Mouton-Rothschild reads like an index of a treatise on the most influential and successful modern artists of the 20th century.

 

Several of the labels were kept deliberately simple and straightforward, such as, for instance, Philippe Jullian’s ‘V’, which celebrated the end of the Second World War in 1945. Other labels are illustrations of a pre-existing artwork, such as, for instance, Pablo Picasso’s ‘Bacchanale’ of 1973 or Kandinsky’s label of 1971. Many designs sparkle with joy and a lust for living, for instance, John Huston’s dancing ram dating from 1982, or are convincing in their sensuality, such as Balthus’s drawing of a nude young girl, which was considered too sensual for a prudish America and the US market and, therefore, was censored, which was thereafter replaced by a blank label.

 

Since the death of her father in 1987, Philippine de Rothschild, born 1933, has held the ownership of the Château Mouton-Rothschild winery and has also been the majority shareholder in the powerful wine company of Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. Like Baron Philippe before her, his daughter, Philippine is continuing the tradition of integrating art into the philosophy of wine growing. The artworks on the Mouton labels reflect occurrences in contemporary history, but also the triumphs and strokes of fate experienced by the Rothschild family themselves. Many labels have become witnesses to real historical events. Together with the fantastic quality of the wines, they have contributed to the undying legend that is Mouton-Rothschild.

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  126 wines 

Every now and again one stumbles across a paradox that confounds the accepted natural order of things. The 2016 Bordeaux vintage was born out of a growing season that was near-catastrophe and near-perfection. After the Hesperian Dragon’s relentless torment, the Titan God Atlas had seemingly kept the sky aloft with the help of a Phoenix. Following five months of diabolical weather patterns, a warm to hot dry summer arrived in the nick of time, not only saving a vintage, but creating one of the most spectacular vintages in a lifetime.


 The sense of relief in Bordeaux must have been as thrilling as avoiding the bullet of Russian Roulette, or the adrenalin of surviving a base-jump. The razor’s edge has never been so exquisitely fine. While the end result is not always perfect, with the odd abrasions here and there, the overall quality of the 2016 Bordeaux vintage is remarkably consistent with many Chateaux making some of their best wines in 50 years. Typically, the wines have deep colours, pure fruit aromatics, generous saturated flavours, dense rich tannin structures and bell clear acidities. Precision, freshness, elegance, smoothness and “delicate opulence” are words that are being used by various Chateaux to describe their wines.


 The Bordelais are, of course, the world’s greatest spin doctors. They leave snake charmers for dead when it comes to the art of mesmerising. The newly opened and impressive Cité du Vin, which sits on the banks of the Garonne River in Bordeaux, sparkles like a polished turd; a monument to the exaggerations and optimism of this particular type of fine wine game. Momentum is achieved through belief. There is no room for wavering or self-doubt.

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  13 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  13 wines 

The last two wines of our evening were perfect strangers, brought together by fate and the Forbidden Cellar. We soared to new heights with the 1945 Mouton Rothschild that followed. This was everything this bottle was supposed to be, as sexy as sexy can be. Menthol, mint, and olive wafted from its beguiling nose. The palate was rich yet so smooth. It wowed with its cedar spice. It was delicate yet forceful, with light leather flavors. Meaty and spectacular, this wine was as rewarding as they come, delivering rich and fleshy caramel flavors on the finish with divine forest edges. It was absolutely delicious, an anywhere, anytime bottle.

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  3 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  161 wines 

Bordeaux 2016 vintage!

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 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  30 wines 

My TOP 30 wines of the Bordeaux 2016 vintage.

11d 9h ago

 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  3 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  272 wines 

BORDEAUX VINTAGE 2016 / Tasting "en primeur" is a challenge every year. The wines tasted are showing a tendency only and it is still the beginning of a longer process of evolution and maturation in the barrels. There might be some changes during the next year and a half until the wines will be bottled, but already today the tendency is quite clear. For most of the red wines it will be an outstanding vintage, a vintage for Cabernet, old vines, limestone and clay soil. It was a challenging year for the vintners. An incredibly wet spring was worrying the winegrowers and at the beginning of June, the spirits were down. However warm and dry weather between June 3 and June 11 creating an close to ideal situation for the flowering and good weather conditions starting in mid June changed the nature of the vintage. The fine weather continued into July and August. The month of August was featuring hot weather and a remarkable amount of sunshine but the absence of rain let to water stress. Heavy rain in mid September set an end to water stress and when the sun returned on September 20 the vintage was saved as there was excellent weather till to the end of the harvest. The effects were various. the white wines are on a good quality level and display fruit and flavour but the acidity is lower than in previous vintages and the white wines show an opulent and rather soft style. The noble sweet wines are extremely pure and are more on the rich and powerful side than on the freshness. For the red wines originating from the right terroirs and old vines, the vintage an be called outstanding. Water stress was managed well on limestone and clay terroirs, Cabernet varieties did extremely well and old vines found water even during the stressful dry periods of summer. In some few red wines the tannins are slightly harsh, almost bitter, a result of water stress and/or intense extraction. In general the red wines are on an excellent level with an advantage for the left bank, mainly the Médoc area, and the classic great terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. 

14d 5h ago

 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  3 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  75 wines 

In 2016 Pauillac has made some excellent wines and on the top, Mouton has made something very special and might be wine of the vintage competing with Petrus. Lots of estate has made excellent wines from Pauillac this year. Saint-Estephe has also made stunning wines and Cos d'Estournel has made one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted from them. Northern Médoc is far better in 2016 than in 2015, but for me, 2016 on a whole delivers more. 2015 for me eas a bit hyped even if the wines were very good indeed. 2016 probably has the edge over 2011 as well that is seriously undervalued in the market, but will give many some surprises for the future.

16d 8h ago

 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  64 wines 

98 wines tasted from Pomerol 2016 vintage, a stunning vintage for the appelation. Petrus might be the wine of the vintage, such finesse! But many others as well. Le Pin, La Conseillante, Clinet, Gazin, Petit Village, Lafleur, L'Evangile, VCC, La Fleur-Pétrus, Trotanoy, L'Eglise-Clinet and many more made stunning wines. Gazin made the best wine they ever did, same with Nenin. Pomerols are beyond seductive in 2016.

21d 15h ago

 Clive Coates / MW, Wine Writer (France)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  44 wines 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 2010 / 20.0 points.


Fine colour. Aromatic, minerally nose. Not as fat as La Tache or Richebourg. A bit more of the stems. Best on the follow through. Very, very lovely complex fruit. Marvelous long, lingering finish. Truly excellent.

22d 1h ago

 Omar Khan, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  2 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  8 wines 

Mouton Rothschild 1949 / A wine-making tour-de-force that caught by surprise in terms of the thrilling grandeur of the wine. Some Mouton mint, coffee and cassis abound on the stellar bouquet. There is such a thrilling vein of acidity to this wine, which as with the best 49’s, takes some of the ’47 richness and some of the ’45 concentration and intertwines elements of both with surpassing elegance, sophistication and aplomb. You have cassis, herbs, mocha and cinnamon all contributing to the fanfare at and past the mid palate. The tannins are soft but evident, so becomingly modest yet so assured. The layers of rich, round, vivid, vital flavors, the apogee of a great era, leave you bliss filled and transfixed. Plums, flowers and earth all alluringly come together on a long, almost lascivious finish. This is just magnificence. 100 Points

24d 13h ago

 Mark Beaven , Pro (United States)  tasted  2 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  10 wines 

Sunday dinner with DRC Montrachet 1990, Mouton-Rothschild 1982 and 1986 etc.

30d 14h ago

 Paulius Gruodis, Pro (Lithuania)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  13 wines 

Always nice tasting some fine Bordeaux.

1m 9h ago

 Achim Becker / Wineterminator.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Mouton-Rothschild . In a tasting of  27 wines 

A Taste of Greatness -tasting with perfect wines like Martha's Vineyards 1974, Harlan 1994, Sassicaia 1985, Pingus 1995, Yquem 1899 etc.

1m 5d ago

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