Primeurs: Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012 and Petit Mouton 2012

Primeurs: Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012 and Petit Mouton 2012

Bordeaux Futures:  Iconic Pauillac estate Chateau Mouton Rothschild releases its 2012 prices and they are 33% less than last year

Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012

Mouton Rothschild_Cuvier_Vat Room.jpgFor Chateau Mouton Rothschild’s 2012 vintage, the year was full of contrasts.  A cold and dry winter was followed by an unreliable spring and an exceedingly dry summer.  The harvest began on October 1 and ended on October 15. 2012 will be a historic year as the new cellars, after almost three years of work, welcomed its first harvest.

Rich, colourful, structured and fleshy, the 2012 vintage is promising, and the price attractive.

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012 possesses a dense and opaque, almost black colour with a beautiful shine. The nose, refined, complex and expressive, mingles black fruit with aromas of blackcurrant and crushed blackberry.  The wine opens with airing to display more complex notes of cigar box and spice. The attack is sumptuously full and substantial. The tannins are mature and crisp, enveloped in a dense and firm body that reveals chocolate and vanilla flavours. On the palate, the wine displays an irrepressible panache that leads into an utterly lovely, fresh, intense and mineral finish.

Petit Mouton

Petit Mouton 2012

Petit Mouton, the second wine of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, possesses an attractive, deep purple colour with a violet tint. The nose is expressive and complex, on ripe fruit aromas reminiscent of bigarreau cherry and blackberry. After an initial contact of remarkable gentleness and refinement, the palate fills out into a full and lush body on flavours of spice, vanilla and prunes in spirit, ending on a long and mineral finish.


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