Produced by Bertrand Bourdil, former Chateau Mouton Rothschild winemaker, responsible for the great 1982 and 1986 vintages. A challenging vintage, but wow, this is gorgeous. The terroir helped, but also the attention to detail, with a small plot, shows what can be done. It's a bit less opulent than the 2014 but this is silky and velvety and yet beautifully fresh. It's an exquisite drink with a detail that I love.
To be contacted by a former winemaker of a Bordeaux first growth on the lookout for someone to look after their wine in the UK is not an everyday occurrence. Winemaker Bertrand Bourdil, who made the legendary Mouton-Rothschild 1982 and 1986 vintages left Mouton in 1993 and became a consultant. He’s retired from that now and concentrates solely on his own wine, Chateau Cherubin that comes from a very special 2.5 hectares of old vines which are sandwiched in the vineyards of Chateau Angelus. It’s a rare patch of terroir that shares similar attributes to Petrus and La Conseillante with the traces in the soil of crasse de fer, that confers freshness and lift to the wine.