Aile d’Argent 2013, A.C Bordeaux
Rich, complex and elegant, Aile d’Argent is unquestionably one of the finest dry white wines of Bordeaux. In the early 1980s Philippine de Rothschild planted a few acres of the Château Mouton vineyard with white grape varieties. It is the only white wine produced and the Chateau, and offers incredible drinking in its youth and has the potential to evolve when stored correctly.
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Aile d’Argent 2013 possesses a deep golden yellow with a wonderful nose of grilled pineapple, peach, citrus rind, lightly toasted hazelnut and sweet spice. On the palate the oak provides a richness of texture, almost creamy but with a nice nip of acidity. There’s a grapefruit like freshness wrapped up with ripe stone fruit and a hint of minerality. This is fabulous, and will continue to improve for at least six years.
The blend always consists of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, although in some vintages Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle will play a part. The wine spends its maturation period in new and old oak which provides a wonderful richness and complexity.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon