Colour: The wine is a dark and intense red.
Aroma: With Sauvignon predominant, Mouton Rothschild 2010 displays a complex range of aromas. From lightly toasted vanilla notes, the nose opens with airing to develop fruit aromas, especially blackcurrant and black cherry.
Palate: The palate is medium-bodied with a very expressive entry: blackberry, a thread of graphite, a touch of citrus fruit and a delicate touch of blueberry. This is pure Cabernet Sauvignon magic with incredible aromas of currants, blackberries and light spices.
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 94%, Merlot 6%
Awards: 100pts – James Suckling; 99pts – Wine Spectator; 98pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Mouton Rothschild
In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, wishing to serve his own wine to his prestigious guests, buys Château Brane-Mouton at an auction. The estate, at Pauillac in the heart of the Médoc, will henceforth bear his name: Château Mouton Rothschild.
In 1973, Mouton was elevated to “first growth” status after decades of intense lobbying by its powerful and influential owner. This prompted a change of motto: previously, the motto of the wine was Premier ne puis, second ne daigne, Mouton suis. (“First, I cannot be. Second, I do not deign to be. Mouton I am.”), and it was changed to Premier je suis, Second je fus, Mouton ne change. (“First, I am. Second, I used to be. Mouton does not change.”)
In 2003, Château Mouton Rothschild celebrates its 150th anniversary. Baroness Philippine left Mouton magnificently enlarged and modernised. Now her three children are united in the same ambition.