Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2009
Marks and reviews
The splendour of a Pauillac wine, the portrait of utter refinement
In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild acquired Chateau Brane-Mouton at an auction. Located in the heart of the Medoc, in Pauillac, he renamed the estate Chateau Mouton Rothschild. In 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over the running of the estate. A true pioneer, he decided to start bottling directly on the estate and designed the label of the wine. 1973 marked the year when Chateau Mouton Rothschild became a Premier Cru Classé. Iconic in the Pauillac appellation, Chateau Mouton Rothschild has made fine Bordeaux wines shine throughout the world.
Situated to the north-west of Bordeaux, in the Medoc, Chateau Mouton Rothschild’s vineyard spreads across 90 hectares. The vines are planted on gravelly soils that retain the heat and release it during the night, thus favoring the ripening of the grapes. These poor, draining soils rest on a clay-gravel subsoil, giving this fine Pauillac wine a unique powerful, elegant and tannic structure.
Cabernet Sauvignon (88%)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2009: Characteristics and tasting tips
Deep, dark, almost black in color, with purple highlights.
Complex and aromatic, the nose combines fruity (blueberry, blackcurrant) and spicy aromas with notes of cedar and light tobacco.
Dense and delicate, the palate exudes fruity notes which harmoniously knit together with round tannins. Structured and well-balanced, the palate stretches its aromatic palette to a very long finish.