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Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012 label artwork from famed artist Jeff Koons just released.
The vintage had an Indian summer and similar to what took place in 2008, the harvest was late. We did not start picking until the middle of October.
We selected the right week to harvest. We finished just before the rains. It was important for us to finish before, because the rain would have cause dilution to the grapes.”
Keep in mind, we are still not finished with the malolactic fermentation, but at this point, the 2012 vintage reminds us of a blend between 2005 and 2006.
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As far as alcohol levels, “In 2012, we have precisely what we want at Chateau Margaux: We will be around 13%, rather 13.5% for the Merlot and 12.8% for the Cabernet Sauvignon.”