Pauillac 2017 - The Rothschild Collection

The Rothschild Collection

Pauillac 2017


This silky and elegant Pauillac was created by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, the Château Mouton Rothschild side of the family. Made using declassified grapes from an exceptionally prestigious estate (although we’re sworn to secrecy on which one) as well as other vineyards owned by the Rothschilds, it was originally bottled and labelled exclusively for the family’s private events and entertaining. However, the pandemic has massively reduced the frequency of these and therefore the wine is now being made available to the public. 2017 was rated an “outstanding” vintage by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and back-vintage Pauillac parcels are rare. Ones that were never even destined for the market and are made by a family with First Growth know-how are even rarer still, which makes this an extremely intriguing prospect.

The French side of the Rothschild dynasty is legendary in the wine world. In 1853 Nathaniel de Rothschild created Château Mouton Rothschild, and fifteen years later his uncle James Mayer de Rothschild acquired Château Lafite Rothschild. The former is the most flamboyant of Bordeaux’s First Growths and part of the Primum Familiae Vini – an association of the world’s finest family-owned wineries that include the likes of Antinori, Vega Sicilia, Tenuta San Guido of Sassicaia fame, Egon Müller, Pol Roger, the Symington Family Port house and many more. Neighbouring Château Lafite Rothschild has also become one of the most famous and sought-after wines in the entire world. Esteemed wine critic Neal Martin describes it as the “quintessential wine of elegance”, and it’s widely regarded as the most consistent of the First Growths. In 1962 the Lafite branch of the Rothschild family took the “Lafite Spirit” that they’d nurtured on the great terroir of Pauillac and began to expand their empire. Starting in Bordeaux they procured nearby neighbour Château Duhart-Milon, then Château Rieussec in Sauternes and Pomerol’s Château l’Evangile. They then branched out into South America with Viña Los Vascos in Chile and Bodegas Caro in Argentina, then further afield in France with Languedoc’s Domaines d’Aussières and even into northeast China with a new project called Long Dai. The three Rothschild Barons came together in 2007 to create Champagne Barons de Rothschild. All these ventures work to the same exacting standards as the legendary First Growths, befitting of wine’s most iconic family.

£4.93 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3415644

Style No.: 870869

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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