Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2009 Pauillac, Premier Grand Cru

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The 83-hectare vineyard of The First Growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild is old, with vines averaging 50 years of age. However, they have old vines. Some parcels have vines that were planted more than 130 years ago! The oldest vines were cultivated in 1890, making them some of the oldest active vines in all of Bordeaux. When their old vines die, they are replaced with clones from the estate’s massal selection program.The vineyards are planted to a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon remains high, as it’s perfect for the gravel terroir of Mouton Rothschild.The vineyard of Mouton Rothschild is situated on the “Mouton Plateau,” which is also referred to as the Grand Plateau. The vast majority of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard is in one large block of vines. The vines here enjoy a southern exposure. Its most famous neighbor, Chateau Lafite Rothschild is just due north.The 2009 vintage is considered one the finest of this century and Mouton…

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