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2020 Mouton Rothschild

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2020 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Plunging into the heart of Bordeaux's illustrious vineyards, the 2020 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild emerges as a Pauillac of profound depth and composure. One of the illustrious First Growths, this vintage encapsulates a particularly harmonious interplay between climate and terroir.

 

Harmony in a Challenging Vintage

A vintage marked by resilience against nature's caprices, the 2020 Mouton Rothschild narrates the tale of a determined Pauillac. The year’s growing season, fraught with challenges including stringent health regulations, climatic anomalies, and vineyard threats, nevertheless culminated in grapes of impressive calibre.

Beneath the shadow of these adversities, this Mouton Rothschild stands resolute—a testament to impeccable viticulture and astute winemaking. The meticulous effort yielded a blend that is not merely survivalist but also resplendent with complexity.

 

The Pantheon of Pauillac

Framed by the strength of its Cabernet Sauvignon spine and graced with Merlot’s flesh, this Pauillac weaves dark fruit layers with an earthy tapestry redolent of cassis and black cherries, grounded by sotto voce whispers of graphite and subtle oak. The vintage scale tips towards concentration yet floats like gossamer on the palate with its fine-grained tannins—symphonies in structure.

The wine’s poised elegance resonates with investors who seek bottles that marry immediate allure with longevity. This singularity is what underpins the 2020 Mouton Rothschild's investment-worthiness—a narrative of rarity amidst a backcloth of universal challenge.

 

Closure: Investing in Liquid Heritage

In sum, harnessing the gravity-defying finesse that Pauillac espouses, the 2020 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild articulates its own vibrant speculum of what it means to be terroir-inspired. For connoisseurs and investors alike, this is a chapter of Bordeaux's vinous anthology that promises to heighten any portfolio while promising a pedestal in cellars across generations.

Market price (CAD)

$8,090.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

270

Scores and tasting notes

97-99

The 2020 Mouton Rothschild is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, with an alcohol of 13.1% and a pH of around 3.78. Deep purple-black colored, it starts off with subtle notions of fresh raspberries and blackberries, needing considerable swirling and patience to unlock its intense core of blackcurrant pastilles, rose oil, licorice and cardamom, plus touches of cedar chest, black truffles and crushed rocks. The medium-bodied palate is like a tightly coiled spring, possessing exhilarating tension and very firm, ripe, multi-grained tannins to frame the layer upon layer of black and red fruits intertwined with earthy and mineral accents, finishing very long and very fragrant. It is certainly the most coy, reticent and elegant grand vin of this trio of vintages (2018, 2019 and 2020), bearing Mouton's signature perfume, opulence and stylishness with great grace and sophistication as opposed to devil-may-care flamboyance. It's this gently teasing, achingly beautiful restraint that collectors are not going to want to miss.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

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