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    2h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

The Story

Renewing an ancestral tradition in the Médoc, in the early 1980s Philippine de Rothschild decided to plant a few acres of the vineyard with white grape varieties.

The sandy, gravelly soil is planted with Sauvignon Blanc (53%), Semillon (35%), Sauvignon Gris (11%) and Muscadelle (1%), with a density of 9,000 vines per hectare. 50% of the wine is matured in new oak barrels. Rich, complex and elegant, Aile d’Argent, despite being produced in very limited quantity, has quickly become a standard-setter for lovers of fine Bordeaux white wines.

 

Aile d’Argent, a children’s story

Let us read these lines written by Philippine de Rothschild, telling us the story of a name rich in memories.

“Aile d’Argent… Two unusual words that floated up from the depths of time, a link between the past and present, between my father Baron Philippe de Rothschild and myself. When I was a little girl, my father made up a fairy tale for me, the hero of which was a magic teapot. Its incredible adventures enchanted me and beguiled my childhood. The teapot was called Aile d’Argent,  Silver Wing.

War broke out and my father was arrested. In prison, from memory, he wrote down the story, which he called Aile d’Argent la Magique (Magical Silver Wing), the title under which it was published by Gallimard in 1947.

Aile d’Argent… I am glad that the words which once inspired my dreams are taking on form and colour again.”

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Lemon curd grassy bitter lemon aromas with ginger notes. Grapefruit and yeasty with attractive juicy acidity, chalky texrure. Finishes minerally long.  Al dente finish. Very good. 91 points 
  • 91p
Bright yellow colour with green hue. Fine aroma reminiscent of grapefruit, guava, hints of lemon peel and discreet flintiness, on the palate distinct minerality, fine acidity and good length.
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Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Aile d'Argent 2015  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

"Lemon curd grassy bitter lemon aromas with ginger notes. Grapefruit and yeasty with attractive juicy acidity, chalky texrure. Finishes minerally long.  Al dente finish. Very good. 91 points "

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Aile d'Argent 2015  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

"Bright yellow colour with green hue. Fine aroma reminiscent of grapefruit, guava, hints of lemon peel and discreet flintiness, on the palate distinct minerality, fine acidity and good length."

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