Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Text: Cecilia Wong
A great many wine lovers start their wine journey discovering the joys of Bordeaux, and try to understand the many chateau of this famed wine region. The five classified first growths of Bordeaux would therefore not be unfamiliar, even if one has not had the chance to try them. Among them, I think Château Mouton Rothschild is the most artistic. From 1945 onwards, the Chateau has invited a different artist each vintage to create artworks for that years wine label. These have included Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, George Braque, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and even Prince Charles. When compared to more traditional wine labels, they are often more colourful and artistic.
The year 2015 is a very good vintage for Bordeaux red and a lot of wine critics have compared it to the exceptional vintage of 2005. Château Mouton Rothschild 2015 is aromatic with blackberries, pencil shaves, violet, black plum and sandalwood notes, the finish is long and complex, the ageing potential is up to 50 or 60 years. Renowned German painter Gerhard Richter was commissioned to create this vintage's label, the colourful and contemporary design will make this collectible item even more valuable.