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2017 Mouton Rothschild

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2017
Appellation: Pauillac
98 (JS)
After some 50 years of lobbying by the late, great Baron Philippe de Rothschild; Mouton was finally elevated to 1st Growth status in 1973. Armed with serious aspirations, Baron Philippe de Rothschild purchased the property in 1922 from his great grandfather and immediately set about making significant changes to the estate. In 1924 he introduced Chateau bottling, in 1926 he built the property's famous grand chai and, in 1933, he bought the neighbouring property of Chateau d'Armailhac. Along with his aspirations for the estate, Baron Philippe was also armed with some serious commercial nous and, in 1945, he began commissioning artists to do an annual painting depicted at the top of the label. With artists such as Picasso, Warhol, and Prince Charles contributing, these unique labels have added to the collectability of Mouton. Chateau Mouton Rothschild spans around 90 hectares of vines just a little way north west of the village of Pauillac, planted on extremely poor gravel-dominated soils which in truth would support almost no other crops. The gravel mix of pebbles and stones, which lies to a depth of several metres over a clay-limestone base, allows perfect natural drainage while maintaining some heat capture and sun reflection off the stones to aid ripening of the berries. The topography of the land, which is a series of small hillocks generally less than 40 metres in height, influences both this natural drainage and also sun exposure to the benefit of the vineyards. Interestingly enough the name “Mouton’ does not relate to the animal but to two old French terms – ‘motte’ or ‘mothon’ meaning rise or mound. The run from 2010 to 2019 shows Mouton right back its very best and the future looks extremely exciting.

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2017 Mouton Rothschild

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2017 Mouton Rothschild

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2017 Mouton Rothschild

98 (JS)
£3,760 6 pack case(s) available

2017 Mouton Rothschild

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
98 (JS)
BTL
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10
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£1,880
6
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Original Wooden Case
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£1,760.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

94-95

Bordeaux Index

The only chateau ever to be upgraded to First Growth status (in 1973), Mouton Rothschild is iconic both inside and outside the bottle. Rich with intense dark fruit and soy, with a musky, spicy edge that gives real interest. So, so soft in the structure with ultrafine tannins which carry the sweetness of the fruit. A dense core with real matter and freshness shows the class of the cabernet here. Glossy and impressive. - April 2018

96+

Wine Advocate

The 2017 Mouton Rothschild is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it slowly unfurls to reveal notes of warm black plums, baked black cherries, kirsch and freshly crushed blackcurrants with hints of candied violets, cinnamon toast, Ceylon tea and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, the palate is charged with amazing energy, featuring dynamic black and red fruits and loads of baking spice and mineral sparks, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and finishing long and fragrant. Given the intensity of fruit and structure, while this is a relatively elegant Mouton that will be approachable early on, I don’t see it as being short lived. It should give pleasure for a good 40+ years. LPB

94-96

Neal Martin

The 2017 Mouton-Rothschild was picked from 7 to 29 September and matured in 100% new oak. This First Growth is driven by the Cabernet Sauvignon, as you would expect given the high percentage, expressive pencil lead and cedar that infuse the slightly introspective black fruit. Dare I say that it actually reminds me of Latour in style? The palate is medium-bodied, finely tuned and precise, a more masculine Mouton-Rothschild compared to the last three vintages, fresh with a sustained, lightly spiced finish that lingers in the mouth. That backbone is accentuated more during my second visit in mid-April. It is a cliché but this Mouton-Rothschild is unashamedly “classic” in style, perchance “le petit frère” of the 2010 Mouton-Rothschild that also contained a lot of Cabernet Sauvignon (though before you search the archives, yes, the 2011 and 2012 contained the same proportion!) Tasted twice with consistent notes. - vinous.com, May 2018

98

James Suckling

Extremely perfumed Mouton with currants and crushed berries. Hints of roses and other flowers. Tight and extremely refined with ultra-fine tannins and cool yet rich currant character. The center palate offers sweet cherries and hints of oak. Lightly sweet and sour. Fresh, balsamic note. It firms up at the end. Solid. A blend of 90% cabernet sauvignon, 9% merlot and 1% petit verdot.

18

Jancis Robinson

Healthy, glowing deep crimson with soft cherry rim. Rocky/smoky cassis lift to the aroma. Fragrant with sober and non-exotic fruit. Serious. Super-fine texture, appears gentle but is very persistent, so fresh and effortless and yet intense and long. Refined and accessible but long term too. - Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2018

92-95

Antonio Galloni

The 2017 Mouton Rothschild is a powerful wine for the year, probably because of the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Dense and closed in on itself, the 2017 is likely going to require quite a bit of time to soften. Raspberry jam, pomegranate and blood orange add lift and perfume with time in the glass. There is quite a bit of energy and brightness in the 2017, but not as much immediacy as is common for the vintage. That may ultimately turn out to be a positive for the wine's long term prospects. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. "After the frost, which did not really affect us, the major challenge in 2017 was heat stress," Mouton Technical Director Philippe Dhalluin told me. "We had no rain until the end of June. Then, in September, when we needed a bit of rain again, we got more than double what would have been optimal. The September rain affected the Merlot and Cabernet Franc, while the Cabernet Sauvignon was able to take advantage of the last 15 days of the growing season, which were much more favorable. In the cellar, we opted for longer macerations at lower temperatures, as we wanted to avoid extracting the type of hard tannins that mark other vintages with very dry summers, such as 2011." - vinous.com, May 2018

96

Jeb Dunnuck

The top 2017 Chateau Mouton Rothschild checks in as 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot that spent 18 months in new barrels. This rock star of a wine offers stunning notes of chocolately blackcurrants, toasted spice, and espresso roast, as well as loads of classic Pauillac lead pencil shavings and graphite nuances. It's another wine that starts out slowly yet builds incrementally on the palate with full-bodied richness, ripe, polished tannin, no hard edges, and a stunning sense of purity and elegance. Give bottles upwards of a decade and it will evolve for 30 years or more.

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