2015 Bordeaux Blancs Secs, white wine from Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
The Chateau Mouton Rothschild Aile d'Argent vineyard was planted in 1980 and stretches over 4 hectares. This 2015 Bordeaux Blancs Secs is 55% Sauvignon Blanc, 43% Sémillon, 2% Muscadelle.
The 2015 white wine from Chateau Mouton Rothschild displays a golden yellow colour with green highlights. The nose reveals very intense citrusy notes that linger on white peach and pear aromas. The whole is enhanced by a light aniseed touch. The 2015 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Aile d'Argent offers an ample, thick and very complex attack. A wood elegance is felt, enhanced by the aromas persistence such as green tea and apricot. The finish is long and delicious with great smoothness.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Aile d'Argent Blanc, a blend of 55% Sauvignon Blanc, 43% Sémillon and 2% Muscadelle, has an attractive bouquet of lime cordial, pink grapefruit and apricot that gently unfolds in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with a keen thread of acidity that runs through waxy-textured fresh pear, grapefruit and lime notes. There is just a touch of malolactic fermentation here (actually around 7% of the total according to winemaker Philippe Dhalluin) that just lends cohesion and smoothness to the finish. With a dash of lemongrass loitering on the aftertaste, this is a very fine Aile d'Argent that should age well over the course of a decade, possibly more.