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    3 821
  • Producer ranking ?

    49
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • 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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Pale medium colour. Fresh grapefruit, lemon curd aromas with yeasty characters and fresh vanilla oak notes. Well concentrated lemon curd, grapefruit aromas, generous supple textures and fine mineral touch salty notes. Attractive wine with sappy notes. Tasted at Ch Mouton Rothschild. 92 points

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 A fine wine. Bright yellow colour with green hue. Fine aroma reminiscent of lemon zest, fresh grapefruit and tropical fruit. On the palate well balanced with fine acidity and minerality, very good length. 92

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Pale lemon yellow. Apples, grapefruits, some spices, detailed and elegant, nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, rounded, elegant. 89-91

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Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Other wines from this producer

Château Mouton-Rothschild

Le Petit Mouton

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Aile d'Argent 2016  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

Pale medium colour. Fresh grapefruit, lemon curd aromas with yeasty characters and fresh vanilla oak notes. Well concentrated lemon curd, grapefruit aromas, generous supple textures and fine mineral touch salty notes. Attractive wine with sappy notes. Tasted at Ch Mouton Rothschild. 92 points

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Aile d'Argent 2016  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

 A fine wine. Bright yellow colour with green hue. Fine aroma reminiscent of lemon zest, fresh grapefruit and tropical fruit. On the palate well balanced with fine acidity and minerality, very good length. 92

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Aile d'Argent 2016  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

Pale lemon yellow. Apples, grapefruits, some spices, detailed and elegant, nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, rounded, elegant. 89-91

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