Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Chateau Mouton Rothschild holds a revered position as a Premier Cru Classé, the apex of the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. This honor places it among Bordeaux’s elite, sharing company with iconic names like Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafite Rothschild.
- 100 Point Vintages: 1986, 2010, 2016
- Popularity Factor: Commanding presence of Cabernet Sauvignon matched with masterful aging
- Highest Achievement: Transition from a Second Growth to a Premier Cru Classé in 1973
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Chateau Mouton Rothschild has a storied history that dates back to the 18th century, but its modern era can largely be credited to Baron Philippe de Rothschild. His efforts modernized the estate and galvanized its reputation. His daughter, Philippine de Rothschild, carried on the legacy until her passing in 2014, bringing Mouton Rothschild into the 21st century with both innovation and tradition intact. Currently, the winemaking is in the hands of Philippe Dhalluin, a master of precision who continues to uphold the estate’s illustrious reputation.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
Located in Pauillac, the vineyard encompasses 90 hectares of prime Bordeaux terroir. The blend leans heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon, accounting for 80% of the estate’s wine, supplemented by Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. With a focus on soil health and innovative yet time-honored techniques, the craftsmanship here is of an unmatched standard. Mouton Rothschild wines are not just rare; they are examples of the finest winemaking prowess.
Aging & Investment Value
A Mouton Rothschild vintage can easily last 30 to 50 years in a well-maintained cellar, its flavors deepening and complexities unfolding with each passing year. As an investment, these wines have shown consistent appreciation in value, solidifying their status as both a sensory and financial asset.