Bordeaux 2014 - Wines of Mouton Rothschild

We are pleased to offer today the wines from the Mouton Rothschild stable, including the Grand Vin itself. All the wines are made by the same team and quality is very high across the board. 

We thought the Armailhac shows lovely fruit and balance and at £230 per case, represents good value. The Clerc Milon is also very good but considering the price of £320 per case, we think Armailhac is the better buy.

The Petit Mouton shows lovely exotic fruits on the nose and the palate is very well balanced, making this one of the best Petit Moutons we have tried en primeur.

Finally, we are extremely impressed with Mouton itself which has gorgeous aromas of dark, brooding fruit and Asian spices. The wine is very well balanced and though it's very serious with lots of grip and structure, the tannins are ultra-fine. At £1,160 per case of 6 bottles, this is much cheaper than any physically available vintage of Mouton and potentially the best wine made here outside the 2005, 2009 and 2010 vintages.     


Armailhac 2014
£230 per case of 12 bottles

‘Very minerally, silky and refined with a full body, firm tannins and currants, stones and citrus. Racy and fine. This has a little more merlot in the blend but is mostly cabernet sauvignon as always. One of the best Armailhacs in a long time. 93-94 points.’ James Suckling
 
‘The 2014 d'Armailhac is absolutely delicious. Dark red cherry, plum, pomegranate, spice and floral notes are bold and exuberant in the glass. This is an especially extroverted, silky d'Armailhac long on class, finesse and resonance. All the elements are in the right place. Ripe, silky tannins add to an overall impression of creaminess, but there is also a terrific element of pure energy here. The 2014 has a bit more Merlot in the blend than usual and also clocks in around 13.8% in alcohol, which is high for the estate. More importantly, though, d'Armailhac is a real overachiever in this vintage. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. 90-93 points.’ Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media


Petit Mouton 2014
£375 per case of 6 bottles

‘This is so typical of cabernet. Wow. Full body, round and velvety tannins and lots of earthy, spicy and berry character. Juicy and long. Gorgeous. 93% cabernet sauvignon and the rest is merlot. Not really a second wine of Mouton. Excellent. 93-94 points.’ James Suckling
 
‘The 2014 Le Petit-Mouton reveals soft contours and an open-knit, supple personality that make it an excellent choice for near-term drinking. Plums, crushed flowers, cinnamon, sweet dark berries and tobacco add depth on the forward, racy finish. 88-91 points.’ Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media


Mouton Rothschild 2014
£1,160 per case of 6 bottles

‘This is incredibly minerally with a maritime character as well as red iodine, algae, currants and great intensity. Some saltiness. Almost like a pearl in an oyster shell. This is a true wine of the soil for Mouton. Full body, racy tannins and lingering. Excellent. Unique. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 16% merlot and 4% cabernet franc. 96-97 points.’ James Suckling
 
‘Dark and enveloping to the core, the 2014 Mouton Rothschild opens with beguiling scents of violet, new leather, dark spice and plum. There is plenty of tannin lurking beneath, but the overall impression is of fleshiness and seamlessness, with the 100% new oak also beautifully balanced for such a young wine. Layers of flavor build to the effortless, concentrated finish in a sexy Mouton that is likely to reward consumers with many years of fine drinking. I very much like the sense of balance here. 93-96 points.’ Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

E&OE April 2015. 

Delivery Spring 2017. Subject to final confirmation. 

Best regards,


 
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