Seller: wineempire (431) 100%, Location: Artarmon, Ships to: AU, Item: 221414221136 Brand: Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2001, Country: France, Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend, Region: Pauillac, Size: 1 x 750ml, Details: HOTLINE: (02) 8060 4650 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2001, 1 x 750ml Pauillac Bordeaux Red Wine Rare Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2001, 1 x 750ml Pauillac Bordeaux Red Wine Rare This listing is for 1 bottle of Museum Release Chateau Mouton Rothschild The vintage for this wine is 2001 Aged wine is incredibly rewarding…don’t wait, buy now! Perfect storage…stock originates from climate controlled wine storage Peace of Mind…Stock has been meticulously checked and inspected Incredibly Rare - 94/100 Wine Spectator *** ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER WINES IN THE WORLD*** Wine Information, Reviews & Tasting Notes We are delighted to say that the 2001 has everything that a classic Bordeaux should. With tiny yields of only 28hl/ha and a huge percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (86%) in the blend this is a multi-dimensional marvel. Almost black in colour, it has a rich, sweet nose of pure Cabernet fruit, pencil shavings and subtle new oak. On the palate the oak integrates beautifully with dense black cherries, cream and spices. Ripe yet firm meaty tannins are evident but not obtrusive, while a wonderful minerally quality permeates through to the very long finish. Complex and rewarding, this is more restrained that usual and will need time to reach its best. Property: Château Mouton Rothschild Vines first appeared on what is now known as the Mouton-Rothschild estate in the early 18th century. Throughout the 18th century and first half of the 19th the quality of the wines increased steadily, often equalling those of the other top wines of Bordeaux, save for a short period of decline in the 1840s. This temporary fall from grace was to cost Mouton its likely status as a First Growth wine when the 1855 Classification was published, since the rankings were decided upon by the prices the wines had been fetching in the market place. The Rothschild family had bought the property in 1853, and its reputation was rapidly restored. The driving force, however, proved to be a later arrival, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, who assumed control in 1922. He was a dynamic figure who revolutionised much of the running of the estate. He was the first to introduce château-bottling, as early as 1924, and instigated the practice, after the Second World War, of employing a different artist each year to design the label. His greatest achievement was to have Mouton upgraded to 1st Growth Status in 1973, the only change ever to be made to the 1855 Classification. For decades the price of Mouton had matched, and frequently surpassed, that of the other First Growths, so the logic for the promotion was undeniable. Picasso was engaged to design that vintage’s label. Philippe died in 1988 and the estate passed into the hands of his daughter, Philippine. The vineyard, comprising 75 hectares of mainly gravel-based soils, is planted to 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Grapes are hand-picked, and the juice is fermented in barrel, not in vat. After fermentation the wine is aged in new oak for 22 months before bottling. Total production is 25-30,000 cases, split between Mouton itself and the second wine, Le Petit Mouton, established in 1993. Critics who found the wines of the 1990s to be less than profound point to too high a percentage of the crop being used in the Grand Vin, compared to theother First Growths. However, in recent years, the Estate Director, Hervé Berland, has presided over a gradual tightening up of all the viticultural and winemaking practices, with the result that Mouton is once again restored to a position alongside the very best wines of Bordeaux. In style the wines have immense appeal, with exotic, powerful aromas of cassis, minerals, tobacco leaf and graphite, backed by an opulence on the palate and impressive length on the finish. “Flamboyant” is a word sometimes used in tasting notes, and in comparative blind tastings this attribute is frequently what sets Mouton apart. What is sure is that Mouton has often produced the “wine of the vintage”, and under Hervé Berlaud’s direction the property looks sure to consolidate its status as one of the world’s greatest. Vintage Notes: 2001 Red Bordeaux 2001 is a very good Bordeaux vintage. It is not a year to imitate the opulence of the 2000s, its more old-fashioned in style and will suit those properties that make wines that strive to express their terroir. If we are to compare it to previous vintages in terms of quality, 2001 would rival 1985 or 1986. The keynote characteristics of the reds are freshness, purity, and direction. The best wines show wonderfully pure fruit and firm tannins in good balance, with a wide range of well-focussed flavours. Over the next decade they will mature into classic wines. If they will never have the same weight or opulence of the 2000s they will have great grace and finesse. The châteaux who have tried to make claret, in the most classic sense of the word, have, by and large, succeeded. Those who have tried to create a New World style Bordeaux have missed the mark dramatically. Some châteaux, predominantly but not exclusively, from the Pomerol and St Emilion regions, have tried to make huge, dense, wines with lots of new oak. In many cases this approach has led to wines with over-extracted, slightly `green fruit. Overall, the best communes for the reds seem to be St. Julien, Pauillac, Margaux and Pessac Léognan. Retasting in 2011 revealed that these 2001 wines are very approachable having reached ten years of age, and following a recent tasting Jancis Robinson comments “those who bought 2001 red bordeaux en primeur should feel quite pleased with themselves. And those who bought 2001 sweet white bordeaux should feel very smug indeed.” Region: Pauillac Pauillac is the aristocrat of the Médoc boasting 75% of the Médocs first growths and with grand cru classés representing 84% of Pauillacs production For a small town, surrounded by so many familiar and regal names, Pauillac imparts a slightly seedy impression. There are no grand hotels or restaurants, with the honourable exception of the establishments owned by Jean-Michel Cazes, there is a small port and yacht harbour and a dominant petrochemical plant. But outside the town, there is arguably the greatest concentration of fabulous vineyards throughout all Bordeaux, including three of the five First Growths. Bordering St Estèphe to the north and St Julien to the south, Pauillac has fine, deep gravel soils with important iron and marl deposits, and a subtle, softly rolling landscape, cut by a series of small streams running to the Gironde. The vineyards are located on two gravel-rich plateaux, one to the northwest of the town of Pauillac and the other to the southest, with the vines reaching a greater depth than found anywhere else in the Médoc. Pauillacs first growths each have their own unique characteristics; Lafite Rothschild, tucked in the northern part of Pauillac on the St Estèphe border, produces Pauillacs most aromatically complex and subtly-flavoured wine. Mouton Rothschilds vineyards lie on a on a well-drained gravel ridge and with its high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon can produce (in its best years) Pauillacs most decadently rich, fleshy and exotic wine. Latour, arguably Bordeauxs most consistent first growth, is located in southern Pauillac next to St Julien. Its soil is gravel rich with superb drainage and Latours vines penetrate as far as 5 metres into the soil. It produces arguably the most long-lived wines of the Médoc. Shipping Delivery Information: We are not in the market to make money out of postage. Therefore, be assured that you are only charged what we are charged to dispatch stock to you. We happily offer combined postage on all of our items, and will ship up to 12 bottles purchased on a single freight label. Should you wish to combine purchases, please let us know? 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