Chateau Mouton Rothschild | Red | 2002 | Bordeaux | Left Bank - Vivino Rating 4.6
Intro: Château Mouton Rothschild is a wine estate located in the village of Pauillac in the Médoc region, 50 km (30 mi) north-west of the city of Bordeaux, France. Originally known as Château Brane-Mouton, its red wine was renamed by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853 to Château Mouton Rothschild. In the 1920s it began the practice of bottling the harvest at the estate itself, rather than shipping the wine to merchants for bottling elsewhere.
Winery: Château Mouton Rothschild
Region: Bordeaux | Pauillac (Left Bank)
Grapes: 77% Cabernet Savignon, 12% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Aging: French Oak Barrels
Tasting Notes: Tasting Notes from Chateau Mouton Rothschild: A lovely, clear and glittering ruby red of remarkable intensity, the wine has a nose that opens on generous animal notes then goes on to develop fruit aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant, combining elegant oak with a touch of minerality. The attack is dense and rich, on still-firm, refined and very well-rounded tannins. The mid-palate reveals a powerful structure and beautiful balance between fruit and oak, displaying perfect harmony between notes of toast, mocha, blackcurrant and cherry liqueur, and leading into a long and stylish finish.
Rating: DC 95, ST 94, JS 93, WS 91, 4.6 v
ABV: 13% Decant: 2hrs Serving temp: 16-18 °C Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer Venison) , Poultry