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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • 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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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Gold and Healthy

ending

Long, Round and Flavorful

flavors

Floral, Citrus and Tropical fruits

nose

Intense and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Low tannin, Balanced, Mature, Medium-bodied, Rich, Elegant, Powerful and Dry

Verdict

Full-bodied and Intelligent

Written Notes

Lemon yellow. Grapefruits, minerals, some vanilla, light peach note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, bit edgy, tropical fruits but has a bit up front oak. Burnt toast. Long burnt popcorn finish. Not my cup of tea. 86

  • 86p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is gold, and looking healthy and deep. On the nose it is intense and refined. The taste is rich, elegant, powerful, and dry, with low tannin, and high in acidity, medium-bodied, with balanced structure and mature. On the palate it is layered and has tropical fruits, citrus and floral flavours. The finish is long, flavorful and round. This wine is intelligent,a mouthfilling and excellent. I paid around 30-50€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 1-5 years. Good value for money. I do recommend.
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  • 95p
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Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

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Château Mouton-Rothschild

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