Château Mouton Rothschild - Aile d’Argent Blanc 2022 Pauillac
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Begin jaren 80 blaast Philippine de Rothschild een oude traditie nieuw leven in door 5 hectare met sauvignon blanc, sémillon, sauvignon gris en muscadelle aan te planten teneinde een witte Médoc te maken. Hoewel l’Aile d’Argent Blanc in slechts gelimiteerde aantallen gemaakt wordt, is deze prestigieuze wijn al snel uitgegroeid tot de benchmark voor liefhebbers van grote witte Bordeaux.Verder lezen
- SmaakprofielLicht, fris & strak
- DruivenrasMuscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon
- Land & RegioFrankrijk, Bordeaux
- 100% proefgarantie
- Gratis bezorgd vanaf €75
- Levering binnen 2 tot 3 werkdagen
- Verzekerd verzonden & zorgvuldig verpakt
|Blend||52% sauvignon blanc, 39% sémillon, 8% sauvignon gris, 1% muscadelle|
|Druivenras||Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon, Muscadelle|
|Smaakprofiel||Licht, fris & strak|
|Op dronk vanaf||2024|
|Op dronk tot||2034|
So vibrant and minerally with salt and dried apple, peach and pears. Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Some phenolics. Dried fruit skin. Vivid acidity.
Gorgeous tropical notes on the nose, pineapple, mango, lemon, fresh but ripe and lively with elderflower, acacia flowers, green apple and citrus fruits. Nicely weighted on the palate. A shot of bright mango and apple with flecks of lime and a creamy lemon yoghurt type texture, thick but enjoyable. Keeps its coolness, not so tense or necessarily streamlined but generous flavour all the way through. A citrus kick and lift at the end brings the freshness and tang back, with a salinity that is moreish. Joyful and really quite approachable still with weight and texture. Will be bottled in the first week of June. Very moreish. Harvest 22-31st August. A yield of 16.7hl/ha. 1% Muscadelle completes the blend. 3.18 PH. 3.8 g/l total acidity. Aged 45% in new barrels.
Another impressive Bordeaux Blanc from the Médoc, the 2022 Château Mouton Rothschild Aile D'Argent Blanc is based on 52% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Sémillon, 8% Sauvignon Gris, and the rest Muscadelle. Still aging in 45% new oak, it has a ripe, tropical nose of minty herbs, exotic flowers, and assorted citrus and melon-like fruits. It's clean, vibrant, and medium-bodied, with bright acidity and a great finish.
Medium yellow green, silver reflections. Fine yellow tropical fruit, hints of ripe mango, white flowers and lime zest. Full-bodied and elegant, white peach, delicate pineapple note, fine acidity, mineral and lemony. Well lasting, subtle fruit on the finish, good ageing potential.
Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider)
White peaches, lemon rind, flowers, grapefruit and spice are all over the place. The wine is fresh, sweet, creamy, and spicy, with ample levels of sweet, ripe, fruits, and peaches in the finish. You can enjoy this on release.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Harvested in the month of August, the 2022 Aile d'Argent bursts with aromas of gooseberries, white flowers, lime zest and mango. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, it's a bright, fleshy Sauvignon Blanc-dominant blend that concludes with a saline finish.
Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux)
Don't expect a big production of the white in 2022, as they saw just 16hl/h yields, mainly because Sémillon had such tiny berries, with high skin to juice ratio making things intense and concentrated. Think mango, pineapple, lemongrass, lime and mandarin zest, with a supple texture, with a delicious, and necessary, kick of bitterness on the finish. There has been a migration towards cooler terroir for the whites, still in their own vineyards either in Pauillac or just over appellation boundary. 45% new oak, 100% whole bunch pressing, zero malolactic (which is not always the case in Mouton), 3.18ph with zero adjustment ('this is not even something we ever discuss'). Harvest August 22 to 30. Second full year of Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy as technical director across the Mouton wines.