CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD

PAUILLAC
Premier Grand Cru Classé
Owner:
De Rothschild Family
Manager:
General Manager: Philippe Dhalluin / Commercial Director: Hervé Gouin
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Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. has two distinct lines of business: châteaux wines and branded wines, united under a single management in the same pursuit of excellence. The company produces and sells a range of high-quality branded wines which it sources from various partner growers then blends. Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. also manages three classified growths in Pauillac, situated in the Médoc, north of Bordeaux: Château Clerc Milon Château d’Armailhac and the illustrious Château Mouton Rothschild. All three properties are owned by the children of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (1933 2014), Camille Sereys de Rothschild, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild and Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild. Classified as a Premier Cru Classé, Château Mouton Rothschild is one of the greatest Bordeaux wines.
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD

Its fame stems from the happy coincidence which brought together nature’s gifts with the passion and determination of Baroness Philippine’s father, Baron Philippe de Rothschild (1902-1988). In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, an English member of the Rothschild family, purchased a property in Pauillac called Château Brane-Mouton and renamed it Château Mouton Rothschild. In 1922 Baron Philippe, then only twenty, decided to take over the running of the property; from the beginning, it was his ambition to make the Château unique and its wine the best.
After her father's death in 1988, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild in turn became the guarantor of the quality of Château Mouton Rothschild, aided by technical director Philippe Dhalluin. Baroness Philippine de Rothschild died in Paris in August 2014, at the age of 80. With her energy, charisma and radiant personality, she considerably expanded the family business, both in France and elsewhere, and maintained the family’s estates at the highest level, the illustrious Château Mouton Rothschild foremost among them.

The property consists of 84 hectares of vines near Pauillac, in the Médoc.
It is planted in a proportion typical of the region with 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. The average age of Mouton Rothschild’s vines is an impressive 58 years.
In 1924, Baron Philippe was the first to introduce full château bottling, a practice then unheard of, which demonstrated the owner’s acceptance of greater responsibility for his wines.

Mouton is always deeply coloured when young, with brownish tints as it gets older. The bouquet is full and distinctive – aromas of cedar, black coffee, liquorice and ripe cassis fruit. It has no rough edges whatsoever: everything is fused and merged in a perfect union of structure and full, rich, generous flavor. The finish, powerful, explosive and superbly textured, is characteristic of the very finest Mouton vintages.

"First, I am. Second, I was. I Mouton do not change," as of 1973, the motto of Château Mouton Rothschild. It replaced its previous motto: "First, I cannot be. Second, I do not deign to be. Mouton I am".