It was in 1853 that Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild acquired Château Brane-Mouton at auction. Located in the heart of the Médoc, in the appellation of Pauillac, the estate was renamed Château Mouton Rothschild. In 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over the reins of the property. A visionary, he decided to initiate bottling directly at the estate and also designed a label for the wine. In 1973 Château Mouton Rothschild became a First Classified Growth. An icon of the Pauillac appellation, château Mouton Rothschild has produced magnificent Bordeaux wines, known by wine lovers around the world.
Located north-west of Bordeaux, in the Médoc, the Château Mouton Rothschild vineyard covers 90 hectares. The vines are planted in stony, gravelly soils that capture the heat and restore it during the night, thus helping the grapes ripen. These poor, well-drained soils are lain over clay-gravelly subsoils, lending the wines of Château Mouton Rothschild a certain power, elegance and a tannic structure.
After a milder-than-average winter and a cool spring, June was marked by heavy precipitation. It was in July that summer made its great appearance with high temperatures and some precipitation, which prevented the vines from suffering too much water stress. At Château Mouton Rothschild, the 2019 harvest began on September 5 with white grape varieties. The harvest continued on September 18 with the red grape varieties and ended on October 5. The 2019 harvest was very generous, both in terms of quantity and quality. From the outset, 2019 promised to be a fantastic vintage, yielding grapes that were rich in coloru, with high degrees of alcohol and a very fine tannic structure.
Tasted as a wine future, the Château Mouton Rothschild 2019 charms the eye with its intense garnet colour and purplish reflections. The precise and fresh aromatic bouquet reveals notes of small black fruits, like blackberries and black cherries. Liquorice and mineral notes gradually appear. On the palate, the wine displays a superbly unctuous and mouth-coating texture, highlighting refined and melted tannins. The vintage gives the sensation of luscious and harmonious sweetness. With great power and balance, the finish stretches forth for a long time, leaving tasty flavours on the palate.