Primeurs-Discover the 2019 vintage of Château Mouton Rothschild
On account of the current pandemic and the health measures imposed by the French government to guard against any further spread of the virus, this year’s Chateau Mouton Rothschild Primeur tastings normally held in April,… were cancelled.
Subsequently, We received an invitation for the Editor of Connoisseur Magazine to attend a tasting of the 2019 vintage of their three estates, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Clerc Milon and Château d’Armailhac in June,… but with the continuing travel restrictions making travel well nigh impossible,.. We are very excited to share the supplied Primeur digital content with Connoisseur Magazine Readers and the global wine fraternity in a virtual fashion via these pages.
The content is presented below for your information :
Discover our 2019 vintage!
“This extraordinary year has made it impossible to organize the traditional Primeurs week, but we are pleased to share here with you, in words and images, what makes 2019 such a beautiful vintage. We wish you a great discovery.”
Château Mouton Rothschild
The wine is an intense garnet red with a purplish hue.
Fresh, highly expressive and precise on the nose, it reveals blackberry, black cherry and liquorice aromas with a slightly mineral cast.
It is smooth and opulent on the palate, with an attractive sweetness, enfolding superbly patrician, rounded and powerful tannins.
Beautifully rich overall, it culminates in a stylish, succulent and very harmonious finish.
90% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Merlot 1% Petit Verdot
LE PETIT MOUTON DE MOUTON ROTHSCHILD
The wine is an intense, crimson-hued red.
The complex nose reveals black fruit, blackcurrant, chocolate, and roasted coffee bean aromas.
Fresh on the palate, its red fruit and toast flavours are underpinned by crisp yet silky tannins with a touch of liquorice, leading into an attractively long finish.
68% Cabernet Sauvignon 32% Merlot
The wine is a lovely iridescent yellow with green highlights.
The rich nose reveals aromas of tropical fruit, white peach, and acacia blossom.
Full, well-structured, and fresh on the palate, it has a mineral brightness and a long finish on notes of apricot and flint.
A highly elegant vintage.
61% Sauvignon 38% Semillon
2019 WEATHER REPORT
The year started with a warmer and drier-than-usual winter, with the temperature reaching a record 24.7°C on 27 February. The mild weather triggered an early start to the vine cycle, which gradually slowed with the arrival of a cooler spring and lower-than-average temperatures. As a result, flowering finally took place around the normal time.
After sharply contrasting conditions in June, when a late cold spell and heavy rainfall were followed by an early heatwave, very fine weather prevailed in July. The summer was particularly sunny and hot, leaving the vines in perfect condition on the eve of the harvest. A few welcome showers in July and August greatly helped to dispel any fears of dehydration.
Picking started with the white varieties on 5 September, in a quick harvest which yielded remarkable Semillon grapes in particular. All the Aile d’Argent vines had been harvested by 11 September
Picking of the red varieties at Château Mouton Rothschild took place between 18 September and 5 October. Although a few drops of rain fell during the harvest, the conditions remained generally very good, guaranteeing grapes of outstanding quality.
Mirroring nature‘s generosity in 2019, the wines are very rich, deeply coloured and with good alcohol content. Close-knit, satin-smooth tannins make this a very promising vintage.
WHITE GRAPE HARVEST: From 5 September to 11 September.
RED GRAPE HARVEST: From 18 September
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