2018 - Aile d'Argent de Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux
05B8AARG6PK _ 2018 - Aile d'Argent de Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux - 6x75cl
Colour
White
Producer
Château Mouton Rothschild
Region
Bordeaux
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon
Drinking
2024 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later

2018 AILE D'ARGENT DE MOUTON ROTHSCHILD BORDEAUX - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Château Mouton Rothschild
Region
Bordeaux
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon
Drinking
2024 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £360.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, November 2019,
    Score: 90

    The 2018 Aile d’Argent, which had been bottled in September, underwent no malolactic fermentation this year. It has a bright lemon thyme, mango and honeysuckle bouquet that is well defined and fresh, if not intense. The vibrant palate is almost Loire-like in style, with mango, Conference pear and a light saline note on the finish. Very fine, though not quite reaching the peaks of previous vintages. Drink 2020 - 2030

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2019,
    Score: 93-95

    There was no malolactic fermentation and no Muscadelle this year—both unusual for Aile d’Argent. Composed of 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Sémillon (harvested August 30 to September 5), the 2018 Aile d'Argent has 13% alcohol and is a little reticent to begin, offering fragrant notions of lemongrass, freshly chopped ginger and lemon tart with a core of fresh pineapples, white peaches and aniseed. The palate is rich, sultry and exotic with loads of spices and tropical fruit and an electric backbone of acid, finishing very long.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, January 2020,
    Score: 92

    Ripe and juicy in feel, with friendly apricot, quince and orange flavors, backed by subtle bitter almond and ginger cream accents on the finish. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2022

  • JH

    Julia Harding, April 2019,
    Score: 17

    A touch cloudy. Complex and rich on the nose, there's oak's cedary spice but also an impressive depth of fruit, citrus and ripe pear. A definite tannin structure here, not particularly rich on the palate but well-structured and long. Sour grapefruit on the palate brings freshness. Longer than it is deep but harmonious. Spicy and quite tannic on the finish and that very slight tannic friction increases the freshness overall. The power is in the length rather than in the depth on the mid palate. Drink 2021 - 2026

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Producer

Château Mouton Rothschild

Mouton Rothschild is the only wine to have been elevated to First Growth status since the original classification of the Medoc in 1855. The exceptional success and status of Chateau Mouton Rothschild can largely be attributed to one man: Baron Philippe de Rothschild. He recognised the extraordinary potential of the estate and devoted his life to ensuring that potential was realised. His work is now carried on by his charismatic daughter Baroness Philippine, ably assisted by Herve Berland. This most flamboyant and glamorous estate is famous for its artistic connections, embodied in the grand vins's label, redesigned each year by such legends as Picasso, Miro and Warhol. It is also renowned for its impeccably maintained visitor-friendly estate, but its impressive and well-deserved reputation is based above all on the opulence and excellence of its wines.

Region

Bordeaux

When the Romans first planted a few vines on the limestone outcrops of St Emilion in the early years of the first century, and tasted what was, by all accounts, rather thin, bitter wine, they can hardly have imagined that the region's greatest red wines would become the most sought afterfine wines in the world. From the days in the seventeenth century when the then owners of Ch Haut Brion, the de Pontac family, became the first to export to the UK, selling their wine in their own tavern, the Pontac's Head, red Bordeaux or claret has been the Englishman's favourite. The wines of the 1855 Classification are merely the tip of the iceberg. Bordeaux AC accounts for about half of all wine produced in the area, from vineyards outside the regional or communal appelations and often blended by the negociant houses. Simpler beasts these although still clearly related to their more illustrious cousins - relatively light and fresh, full of fruit, with soft tannins making for delicious, and good value, early drinking.