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2014 Château Mouton Rothschild

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
October, 2022
France Direct wines are sourced from individual cellars in France. They ship directly to our Napa warehouse each quarter.

ITEM 8244241 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $635
Item Sold Amount Date
I8264876 6 $635 Jun 12, 2022
I8244788 1 $575 May 29, 2022
I8193724 3 $635 Apr 24, 2022
I8175507 1 $635 Apr 10, 2022
I8158926 1 $635 Apr 3, 2022
I8158925 1 $635 Apr 3, 2022
I8064294 1 $670 Jan 16, 2022
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RATINGS

99James Suckling

Incredible iodine, oyster, currants, peat and cedar. Yet subtle. Full body, chewy yet polished tannins and great depth and complexity on the finish. I love the spice and blueberry character on the finish. Vibrant. A sexy style of Mouton.

97Vinous / IWC

An exciting, beautifully layered wine, one of the clear highlights of the vintage. A stunning interplay of crème de cassis, graphite, menthol, sage, mocha, dark chocolate & leather takes all the senses... speaks to a total sense of balance.

96Wine Spectator

...a large core of pure, unadorned cassis, accented by notes of anise, plum cake, mint & bitter plum coulis... serious heft, supported easily by a riveting iron spine... superb length through the finish. A prodigious display of power & cut.

95The Wine Advocate

...gorgeous black cherries, bilberry, cedar & wilted rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth entry. This is utterly seductive: a wine without a hair out of place... the precision & focus here is beguiling... cerebral...

PRODUCER

Château Mouton Rothschild

Chateau Mouton Rothschild is legendary estate. It was purchased in 1853 by Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild and in 1924 his successors became the first Bordeaux vignerons to introduce estate bottling. Although the chateau was not selected as one of the four First Growth Chateaux in the historic 1855 classification, Mouton Rothschild was elevated from a second growth to first growth in 1973, the only chateau ever to be moved from the second to first classification. The Rothschild talent for marketing and innovation also resulted in the wine industry’s first high-profile label design program. Since 1945 the chateau has each year commissioned a famous artist to design the label. The list of contributors includes Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. In Pauillac Mouton has 205 acres under cultivation, which includes 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. On average the vines are nearly 50 years old. Annual production is 300,000 bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”