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Château Mouton Rothschild 2012

Bordeaux - Pauillac - 1er Grand Cru Classé - Château Mouton Rothschild
$640.24
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 90%
Merlot 8%
Cabernet Franc 2%
Château Mouton Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild

The Château Mouton Rothschild is known to all wine lovers, not only for its exceptional wines but also for its labels signed by artists since the 1945 vintage.

The story of Mouton Rothschild began in 1853, when Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought Château Brane-Mouton from Pauillac, renaming it Mouton-Rothschild. In 1922, his great-grandson Philippe de Rothschild took over the reins for the next 65 years, and it was he who raised Mouton Rothschild to the pinnacle of its glory thanks to his determination and doggedness. A quest for excellence pursued by his daughter, Baroness Philippine.

By an official decree issued in 1973 by Jacques Chirac, Minister of Agriculture at the time, Château Mouton Rothschild would be declared the fifth Ier Grand Cru Classé, alongside Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Haut-Brion, Château Latour and Château Margaux.

Today, Baroness Philippine's three children manage Domaine, always remaining faithful to the work of their grandfather and mother. Domaine remains a place of art and beauty, thanks to its spectacular vat room and its famous Musée du Vin dans l'Art, which brings together the unique exhibition "L'Art et l'étiquette" with works by famous contemporary artists (Francis Bacon, Dali, Braque....the... See more ...

Critics Château Mouton Rothschild 2012.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
96/100
James Suckling
97/100
Wine Spectator
94/100
Jancis Robinson
18/20
Vinous - A. Galloni
95/100

Description Château Mouton Rothschild 2012.

The 2012 vintage was particularly contrasted for the Bordeaux vineyards. But it was a special year at Château Mouton Rothschild as it marked the inauguration of the new vinification vat ready to receive its new harvest. The summer was hot and very dry, allowing the concentration of sugar and tannins in the grapes. The harvest, carried out in a serene manner, is very selective so that only the most qualitative berries are kept.

Blend of the 2012 vintage: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc.

The robe is a deep purple color, very elegant and adorned with subtle tiled highlights.

The nose is powerful and complex, offering notes of creme de cassis, stewed black fruits and peppery spices, followed by leather, cardamom and toasted smoke.

The attack is precise, fleshy and elegant, giving way to a voluminous body wrapped in elegantly built tannins. Evolving on tertiary notes of vanilla and licorice, it stretches out for a long time until a persistent and beautifully fresh finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012 would be a perfect match with cider-roasted shoulder of wild boar, rack of lamb confit, veal chops with garlic clove, beef tenderloin in a Madeira crust, or marcassin filet with beet butter and chanterelles.

For a match with cheese, choose pressed and uncooked cheeses : cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme de Savoie. It can also be enjoyed with Brie de Meaux, Gouda or Salers.

It will go well with several chocolate desserts such as a crunchy entremet, Pierre Hermé's Carrément chocolat or a mi-cuit au chocolat grand cru.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Château Mouton Rothschild 2012 is a great wine for cellaring, which can wait in the cellar for another ten years to reach its peak between 2030 and 2035.

However, it can be enjoyed now if properly prepared. To do so, take care to open the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature. Otherwise, make sure to open and decant the bottle 6 to 7 hours before the tasting so that the wine can reveal its full potential.

The bottles should be kept in the cellar in a dark place, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

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