Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 2013

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Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 2013

Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 2013

$1,777.00 Sale Save
Size 750ml

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1st Growth

89% Cabernet Sauvignon 
7% Merlot 
4% Cabernet Franc 

Region: Bordeaux


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.")


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.


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


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. 


The 2013 vintage has been tended, fashioned and fine-tuned so as to get the very best out of the grapes.
The colour is an intense, deep red with a crimson tint.
Initially displaying black cherry, raspberry and blackberry aromas, the complex nose opens up with airing to develop spicy and delicately roasted notes.

From a clean, fresh and rich attack, the palate expands on suggestions of vanilla and chocolate, underpinned by tannins of great refinement. The firm and well-rounded structure reveals a long finish of profound aromatic intensity.

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
Lee Ufan (1936-)

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