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Mouton Rothschild Says Small Grapes in 2018 Were `Rich in Sugars and Tannins'

April 10, 2019

Chateau Mouton-Rothschild said grapes on its estate were ``small in size but exceptionally rich in sugars and tannins'' in the 2018 harvest, after mixed weather earlier in the season characterized by a wet winter, a milder spring, a sunny June and then a hot and humid July which made the health of vines difficult to control. 

Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 2018 tasting. Photo: Guy Collins

The blend in the main Mouton wine is 86 percent cabernet sauvignon, 12 percent merlot and 2 percent cabernet franc, while for the second wine the blend is 56 percent cabernet sauvignon, 40 percent merlot and 4 percent cabernet franc.

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