Château Mouton-Rothschild’s dry Bordeaux white is made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle, all planted within 4.5 hectares of vines. It is one of the few Bordeaux whites that is subject to malolactic fermentation.
Ripe, intense, and elegant, stone fruit and citrus dominate the palate of this wine, with a line of racy acidity to add freshness.
The aromas of dried pineapple and mangoes dominate the nose with hints of macaroons and cooked apples. Full-bodied, dense and tannic with serious thickness. It’s layered, extremely long and chewy with a powerful and ripe finish. Exotic, wild wine with large presence.
94 points, jamessuckling.com (February 2019)
The 2016 Aile d’Argent underwent a high percentage of malolactic fermentation (27%). It has a generous, expressive bouquet of honeysuckle, beeswax and lime flower aromas, and just a light oily/Riesling note in the background. The palate is well balanced and crisp, with a fine line of acidity and a touch of stem ginger and orange peel toward the finish. This is beautifully balanced and long, and while not quite in the league of the 2015 Aile d’Argent, it is seriously delicious.
92 points, Vinous (January 2019)
Blended of 53% Sauvignon Blanc, 46% Sémillon and 1% Muscadelle, the 2016 Aile d'Argent comes charging forth with tropical fruit notes of guava and pineapple plus peach preserves, lemongrass, candied ginger and orange blossoms with a waft of clover honey. Medium-bodied, the palate is broad and rich with just enough freshness, finishing on a savory note.
90 points, Wine Advocate (December 2018)
The 2016 Aile d'Argent has developed nicely since I last tasted it. Dried flowers, chamomile, mint, lemon confit and tropical notes are all nicely woven together. The Aile d'Argent is quite ample in feel, but less overtly exotic and sweet than it has been in some recent years.
90 points, Vinous (January 2019)