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Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 Magnum
1er Grand Cru Classé en 1973.
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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. Its history began in 1853 when Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought the Château Brane-Mouton from Pauillac, which he renamed Mouton-Rothschild and for which he undertook numerous restructuring works. 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 top of its gLoire thanks to his determination and perseverance. A quest for excellence that will be pursued by his daughter, Baroness Philippine.
By an official decree issued in 1973 by Jacques Chirac, Minister of Agriculture at the time, the Château Mouton Rothschild will be declared as the fifth I Grand Cru Classé, alongside Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Haut-Brion, Château Latour and Château Margaux.
Today it is Baroness Philippine's three children who manage Domaine, always remaining faithful to the work of their grandfather and mother. The Domaine remains a space of art and beauty thanks to its spectacular vat room and its famous Wine in Art museum, which brings together the unique exhibition "Art and the Label" with the works of famous contemporary artists (Francis Bacon, Dali, Braque...) who have illustrated the labels of the great wine since 1945.
The Château Mouton Rothschild benefits from exceptional natural conditions, both for the quality of the soils composed of gravel and for the exposure and sunshine. The vineyard is composed of 84 hectares of vines planted in red with 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, intended for the production of the grand vin as well as the Second wine, the Petit Mouton of Mouton Rothschild. The vineyard also has a few hectares of white vines, planted with 53% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon, 11% Sauvignon Gris and 1% Muscadelle, destined for the production of the white wine Sec, Aile d'Argent.
Everything is meticulously cared for at Château Mouton Rothschild, from the work in the vineyard to the aging process, offering delicate, complex wines with incredible aromatic depth. Aile d'Argent is a very great white wine Sec, particularly aromatic with great length and balance.
Critics Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 Magnum.
Description Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 Magnum.
An exceptional vintage par excellence for the Bordeaux vineyards, 2009 benefited from extremely generous weather conditions which were very favorable for the vine cycle and the ripening of the grapes. A very sunny summer and alternating cool nights and warm days in September allowed the grapes to concentrate their aromas and colors, resulting in a harvest of exceptional quality.
Blend of the 2009 vintage: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot.
The color is intense, still a pronounced purple with subtle tile-like highlights.
On the nose, it seduces from the outset with an aromatic peacock's tail: very ripe black fruits, crème de cassis, grilled almonds, smoked wood and blond tobacco.
The entry is silky and the wine offers a perfect balance between a melted tannic structure and an ocean of fruity and peppery spices, licorice and Zan flavors. Rising to a crescendo in power, it ends on a long, persistent and distinguished finish. A great Mouton Rothschild that will continue to age and surprise.
Food and wine pairing:
Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 in magnum will be sublimated on a beef fillet with foie gras and cep sauce, a truffled veal mignon cooked with string, a marcassin stew confit with Espelette pepper, a duck breast with Pinot noir sauce or truffled venison nuts.
For an agreement with cheeses, privilege those with pressed and uncooked paste: cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme of Savoy. It can also be enjoyed with Brie de Meaux, Gouda or Salers.
It will go well with several desserts such as an Opera cake, a chocolate ganache or a chocolate charlotte.
Ageing potential and tasting:
Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 in magnum is a wine for aging par excellence, which can still wait in the cellar for several decades. Indeed, 2009 is a great vintage for ageing and the size of the bottle gives the wine a much greater capacity for ageing. Its peak will be reached between 2045 and 2050.
However, it can be enjoyed now if properly prepared. To do so, take care to open the bottle the night before in a room at a temperature between 15 and 18°C. 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, protected from the light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.