It was in 1853 that Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild acquired Chateau Brane-Mouton at auction. Located in the heart of the Medoc, in the appellation of Pauillac, the estate was renamed Château Mouton Rothschild. In 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over the reins of the property. A visionary, he decided to initiate bottling directly at the estate and also designed a label for the wine. In 1973 Chateau Mouton Rothschild became a First Classified Growth. An icon of the Pauillac appellation, Chateau Mouton Rothschild has produced magnificent Bordeaux wines, known by wine lovers around the world.
Located north-west of Bordeaux, in the Medoc, the Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard covers 90 hectares. The vines are planted in stony, gravelly soils that capture the heat and restore it during the night, thus helping the grapes ripen. These poor, well-drained soils are lain over clay-gravelly subsoils, lending the wines of Chateau Mouton Rothschild a certain power, elegance and a tannic structure.
After a milder-than-average winter and a cool spring, June was marked by heavy precipitation. It was in July that summer made its great appearance with high temperatures and some precipitation, which prevented the vines from suffering too much water stress. At Chateau Mouton Rothschild, the 2019 harvest began on September 5 with white grape varieties. The harvest continued on September 18 with the red grape varieties and ended on October 5. The 2019 harvest was very generous, both in terms of quantity and quality. From the outset, 2019 promised to be a fantastic vintage, yielding grapes that were rich in color, with high degrees of alcohol and a very fine tannic structure.
Tasted as a wine future, the Mouton Rothschild Le Petit Mouton 2019 displays an intense red color, shimmering with purple reflections. From the first moments of the tasting, the aromatic bouquet promises great complexity. Notes of black berries and delicious chocolate aromas are followed by delicate hints of roasted aromas. On the palate, the wine impresses with its freshness and tasty texture, with notes of red fruit and toast. This superb Second Wine from Chateau Mouton Rothschild has a deliciously silky and crunchy tannic structure, further enhanced by fresh licorice notes, lingering long on the finish.