根據香港法律,不得在業務過程中,向未成年人售賣或供應令人醺醉的酒類。
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Château Mouton Rothschild 2014 (RP:95) / 2017 (RP:96+)

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此酒莊在十八世紀和Lafite及Latour都是葡萄酒王子,當時叫做Marquis Nicolas-Alexandre de Segur, 然後是 Barons de Brane,在1853年由Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild買下之後,酒莊才名為 Château Mouton Rothschild.
於1924年,Baron Philippe 決定所有酒應該在酒莊內裝瓶,讓所有在波爾多的高級酒莊莊主意識到身為頂級酒莊擁有者的角色和責任。
繼過數十年時間反複斡旋游說,伸張其具影響力的背景,終在1973年Mouton獲提升為一級酒莊,成為至今唯一個在1855分級方法中,地位有變化的酒莊。


The property in the 18th century, along with Lafite and Latour, of the 'prince of wines', the Marquis Nicolas-Alexandre de Segur, then the Barons de Brane, Château Mouton Rothschild took its present name after it was acquired by Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, from the English branch of the famous dynasty, in 1853.
In 1924, Baron Philippe decided that all wine should be bottled at the château, asserting the role and responsibility of the owners of top growths in the face of the all-powerful Bordeaux wine trade.
In 1973, Mouton was elevated to 'first growth' status after decades of intense lobbying by its powerful and influential owner, the only change in the original 1855 classification.

Appellation:
AOC Pauillac, Bordeaux

Classification:
First Growth

Country of Origin:
Bordeaux, France

Type:
Red/Rouge (Still)

Grape Varieties:
2014 - 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
2017 - 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc

Vinification:
Grapes are fed by gravity into the vat room, vats are of different sizes, correspond to the different parcels of the estate. Majority of the vats are made of oak, others are made of stainless steel.

Ageing:
Fining with egg white. Wines are matured in new oak barrels for at least 20 months, and the barrels are transferred to the second year cellars, the wine stays cool until the end of its stay at the Château.

Tasting Notes:
Vintage 2014 | RP:95
The 2014 Mouton-Rothschild was closed at first when I tasted the wine in bottle with winemaker Philippe Dhalluin. But as it transpires, this First Growth is just toying with you. Initially quite understated, it responds to aeration like a young child peeking from around a corner and then running out, waving its hands. It suddenly hits you with gorgeous black cherries, bilberry, cedar and 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. It is not as powerful or as complex as the 2015 Mouton-Rothschild, yet the precision and focus here is beguiling. It will require five to seven years to absorb the 100% new oak, then it will be an utterly delicious and to use a term employed at en primeur, "cerebral" First Growth that is destined to give two or three decades of pleasure.

Vintage 2017 | RP:96+
The 2017 Mouton Rothschild is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it slowly unfurls to reveal notes of warm black plums, baked black cherries, kirsch and freshly crushed blackcurrants with hints of candied violets, cinnamon toast, Ceylon tea and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, the palate is charged with amazing energy, featuring dynamic black and red fruits and loads of baking spice and mineral sparks, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and finishing long and fragrant. Given the intensity of fruit and structure, while this is a relatively elegant Mouton that will be approachable early on, I don’t see it as being short lived. It should give pleasure for a good 40+ years.