In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, a member of the English branch of the family, bought Château Brane-Mouton and renamed it Château Mouton-Rothschild. Mouton-Rothschild has the singular distinction of being upgraded in 1973 (after years of tireless lobbying) to the exalted position of First Growth, standing shoulder to shoulder with Latour, Lafite, Margaux and Haut-Brion. In addition to the extraordinary contents of the bottle, Mouton-Rothschild is also famous for their labels which are highly-regarded collector’s items. Since 1945, Baron Philippe de Rothschild has commissioned an artist to do an annual painting which is depicted at the top of the label.
Robert Parker: It has a classic Mouton nose, the slightly higher percentage of Merlot lending a little flamboyance and flair with scents of blackberry, warm gravel and cigar box scents. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, armed with powerful core of quite rich black fruit interlaced with tobacco and allspice. There is very good structure here, a fine edginess towards the white pepper infused finish.
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Alcohol by volume [% AbV]:
81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc
Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A.,Rue de Grass BP 117,33250 Pauillac,FR