JAMES SUCKLING: "So vibrant and minerally with salt and dried apple, peach and pears. Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Some phenolics. Dried fruit skin. Vivid acidity. 3.18 pH. 52% sauvignon blanc, 39% semillon, 8% sauvignon gris, and 1% muscadelle."
WEINWISSER: "52 % Sauvignon Blanc, 39 % Sémillon, 8 % Sauvignon Gris, 1 % Muscadelle, pH 3.18, 13.7 Vol.-%. Feingliedriges Bouquet, Agrumen, Mandarinenzeste und Zitronenmelisse. Am stahligen Gaumen mit pfeffrigem Extrakt und gut stützender Rasse. Im gebündelten feinaromatischen Finale Pampelmuse, edler Kreideton und erkalteter Grüntee. 2024 – 2038."
DECANTER: "Gorgeous tropical notes on the nose, pineapple, mango, lemon, fresh but ripe and lively with elderflower, acacia flowers, green apple and citrus fruits. Nicely weighted on the palate. A shot of bright mango and apple with flecks of lime and a creamy lemon yoghurt type texture, thick but enjoyable. Keeps its coolness, not so tense or necessarily streamlined but generous flavour all the way through. A citrus kick and lift at the end brings the freshness and tang back, with a salinity that is moreish. Joyful and really quite approachable still with weight and texture. Will be bottled in the first week of June. Very moreish. Harvest 22-31st August. A yield of 16.7hl/ha. 1% Muscadelle completes the blend. 3.18 PH. 3.8 g/l total acidity. Aged 45% in new barrels."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Another impressive Bordeaux Blanc from the Médoc, the 2022 Château Mouton Rothschild Aile D'Argent Blanc is based on 52% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Sémillon, 8% Sauvignon Gris, and the rest Muscadelle. Still aging in 45% new oak, it has a ripe, tropical nose of minty herbs, exotic flowers, and assorted citrus and melon-like fruits. It's clean, vibrant, and medium-bodied, with bright acidity and a great finish."
FALSTAFF: "Mittleres Gelbgrün, silberfarbene Reflexe. Feine gelbe Tropenfrucht, ein Hauch von reifer Mango, weißen Blüten und Limettenzesten. Stoffig, elegant, weißer Pfirsich, feine Säurestruktur, mineralisch, zitronig, gut anhaftend, zarte Ananasnote, dezente Süße im Abgang, gutes Reifepotenzial."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "White peaches, lemon rind, flowers, grapefruit and spice are all over the place. The wine is fresh, sweet, creamy, and spicy, with ample levels of sweet, ripe, fruits, and peaches in the finish. You can enjoy this on release. The wine was made from a blend of 52% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon Gris and 1% Muscadelle. Drink from 2024-2030."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "Harvested in the month of August, the 2022 Aile d'Argent bursts with aromas of gooseberries, white flowers, lime zest and mango. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, it's a bright, fleshy Sauvignon Blanc-dominant blend that concludes with a saline finish."