Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 2009

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Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 2009

Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 2009

$944.00 Sale Save
Size 750ml

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Pauillac

2009

1st Growth

88% Cabernet Sauvignon
12% Merlot

Region: Bordeaux

ESTATE HISTORY

In 1718, Château Mouton and Château Salon-Segur were acquired by Nicolas-Alexandre de Segur, who already owned Château Lafite and Château Latour. With the death of Nicolas-Alexandre Ségur in 1755, his estate was divided among four daughters.
The Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 was based entirely on recent market prices for a vineyard's wines, with one exception: Château Mouton Rothschild. Despite the market prices for their vineyard's wines equalling that of Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild was excluded from First Great Growth status, an act that Baron Philippe de Rothschild referred to as "the monstrous injustice". It is believed that the exception was made because the vineyard had recently been purchased by an Englishman and was no longer in French ownership.
In 1973, Mouton was elevated to "first growth" status after decades of intense lobbying by its powerful and influential owner, the only change in the original 1855 classification (excepting the 1856 addition of Château Cantermerle. This prompted a change of motto: previously, the motto of the wine was Premier ne puis, second ne daigne, Mouton suis.("First, I cannot be. Second, I do not deign to be. Mouton I am."), and it was changed to Premier je suis, Second je fus, Mouton ne change. ("First, I am. Second, I used to be. Mouton does not change.")

TERROIR

Château Mouton Rothschild has 222 acres (90 ha) of grape vines on the slopes leading down to the Gironde Estuary. 
Deep gravelly soil - Clay & limestone base.

VITICULTURE

Average age of vines is about 44 years.
Sustainable farming.

WINEMAKING

Manual harvest. Fermentation in oak vats (they are one of the last châteaux in the Médoc to use them) and then matured in new oak casks. 

TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS

2009 will undoubtedly go down as a vintage to match the finest. The wine has a very deep, almost black colour with glittering highlights. The stylish and complex nose offers a wide array of aromas, bilberry, blackcurrant and blond tobacco mingling with subtle cedarwood and spice.

The palate immediately shows all the wine's density and refinement: very forward ripe fruit flavours are perfectly integrated with patrician, well-rounded tannins, revealing remarkable structure and balance.

The opulent and long finish confirms the very great success of this Mouton Rothschild, no effort having been spared to enable the wine to fully express the exceptional qualities of the 2009 vintage.

Château Mouton Rothschild is best paired with classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Also great with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms, and pasta.

Illustration of the label
Anish Kapoor (1954)

*Please note the image is of a representative bottle. For pictures of the actual bottle please contact us.