Chateau Mouton Rothschild

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Its reputation was developed in the 1720s when the chateau was named Brane-Mouton. Then in 1853 Baron Nathaniel Roschild bought it for 1.125million francs.

Within 20 years its quality had risen even higher but it was not until 1973 that it was rightfully re-classified as a first growth. An inscription on the label now reads: 'First I am, second I was, Mouton does not change.' About 25,000 cases of chateau Mouton-Rothschild are produced annually. Cabernet sauvignon makes up 80-90 per cent with cabernet franc, merlot and petit verdot completing the balance. Expect silky, refined notes with spice and unbelievable balance.

Wine Chateau Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux Cellars
Wine Chateau Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux Cellars

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon
77
Merlot
21
Cabernet Franc
9
Petit Verdot
2
Chateau Mouton Rothschild,
Lieu-Dit Le Pouyalet,
33250 Pauillac, France

Top vintages

Areas under vine

208 Acres

Average annual production

20000 Cases per annum

Ageing

In 100% new barrels over 23-24 months

Soil

Gravel topsoil, mixed with iron-rich sand and a clay, marl and limestone subsoil

Appellation

Pauillac

Vintage Prices

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