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Bordeaux – Pauillac

Château Mouton Rothschild 2015

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Ratings

99 100

JAMES SUCKLING

98 100

DECANTER

98 100

ROBERT PARKER

19 20

JANCIS ROBINSON

The estate

Château Mouton Rothschild has been awarded the rank of Premier Cru Classé, thus becoming the emblem of the Pauillac appellation and contributing to the worldwide reputation of great Bordeaux wines.

The vineyard

Château Mouton Rothschild covers 90 hectares in the Pauillac appellation. Its soil, composed of gravel, pebbles and gravel, effectively maintains the heat brought by the sun.

The Vintage

In terms of the weather, although 2015 was slightly warmer than average, it was above all very dry (706 mm of rain, compared with an annual average of 862 mm), especially between February and July, from budbreak to veraison. As a result the berries remained small, which explains why the yield was rather low even though there was hope of a normal crop after flowering.

Rainfall in August and September was higher than average, which helped to prevent the ripening process from coming to a halt in a vineyard already stressed by the lack of water. As a result, the grapes matured at rather different rates from one plot to another, according to the variety, the age of the vines and the terroir.

In order to ensure that each grape variety and each plot was picked at optimum maturity, the harvest period was the longest in living memory. It lasted 23 days between the three estates, from the first Merlot clusters on 14 September to the last Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on 6 October.

The grapes were magnificent and fermentation took place quickly. The wines immediately showed plenty of colour and a complete array of very intense aromas ranging from red and black fruit to spice and incense.

The tannins are generally very well-rounded, dense and seamlessly smooth. After blending, the wines still have the same aromatic intensity and complex, full-bodied structures which barrel-maturing should further enhance.

The 2015 vintage in Pauillac is very similar in its heft and opulence to the 2005 vintage.

Information

  • Domain Château Mouton Rotschild
  • Vineyard Médoc
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2015
  • Classification 1er Cru Classé
  • Variety 82% Cabernet sauvignon
    16% Merlot
    2% Cabernet franc
  • Alcohol degrees13.5°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

The color is a nice dark and sustained color with purple reflections. The nose, fine and elegant, reveals fruity aromas of wild blackberry and blueberry, then notes of toast, licorice and blond tobacco complete this rich and complex aromatic palette. The fresh, fleshy and saline attack is of great intensity. It opens with velvety and creamy tannins that are enveloped by a silky texture enhanced by a touch of minerality. The impression on the palate is very complete, rich with ripe fruit and peppery spice flavors. The exceptional length of the finish concludes a tasting of remarkable balance.

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