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2014 Mouton Rothschild Aile d'Argent

  • 88 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 16 JR
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55026-2014-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    A plump, rounded style, with a slight waxy edge to the core of peach and nectarine notes, backed by heather and lemon curd flavors. A salted butter spine keeps this honest. Drink now through 2018.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Tasted blind. Bright yellowish green. Strong lanolin notes. Such an interesting wine of a style not encountered elsewhere. Long and a bit alcoholic.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2014 Blanc, 57% Sauvignon Blanc and 43% Semillon, was bottled one year earlier (September 2015); it has a fresh grapefruit and lychee-scented bouquet that is well defined, hints of passion fruit and clementine. The palate is fresh and taut on the entry with crisp acidity, very harmonious and with a tensile finish. It is not the most complex Aile d'Argent that I have encountered, but it should drink well over the next decade.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2014 Aile d'Argent Blanc has a deep color for such a young dry white Bordeaux. It has an attractive bouquet with scents of lemon curd, white peach and Cornice pear. The palate is quite vibrant with crisp acidity, sharp at the moment but there is weight and concentration here, adorned with a slightly waxy textured, ginger infused finish. Fine. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. - Neal Martin
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  • Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is a First Growth Bordeaux estate located in the village of Paulliac. The chateau was originally known as Chateau Brane-Mouton while in the possession of the Barons de Brane, but was given its current name by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853. The current owner is Philippine de Rothschild, Nathaniel's great-great granddaughter. Mouton-Rothschild is known for being the first estate to initiate complete chateau-bottling in 1924 and for being the only estate from the 1855 classification to be reclassified (upgraded to First Growth in 1973). Mouton's bottles are unique in that each label is designed by a famous artist of the day. This feature makes Mouton-Rothschild especially attractive to collectors. Not to be confused with the grand vin, Mouton also makes a generic Bordeaux called Mouton Cadet, which is dramatically lower in price and highly distributed. The estate also produces a dry Bordeaux Blanc called Ailes d'Argent.

    Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, with annual production varying between 20-25,000 cases. The vineyards are comprised of gravel on a subsoil of marl and clay. Mouton is one of the last Medoc estates to ferment its wine in oak vats. Maturation is done in new oak casks. Mouton is a complex wine with an exotic character and powerful tannins. The bouquet features black currants, cedar, pencil lead, licorice, and spice. Younger vintages appear opaque or deep purple, while older vintages tend to show more garnet. Some of the best vintages of Mouton-Rothschild include 1945, 1953, 1982, 1986, 1995, 1989 and 2002.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 13 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors