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Chateau Mouton Rothschild

In the historical review the vineyard situations of the today's Chateau Mouton Rothschild go back to in the 14. century. The year 1311 justified an important date for today's reputation of the good, the vineyard belonged to the Landmann PONS de Castillon at that time. The estates were further bequeathed and brother of Heinrich went finally one, too the V in the 15th century. Further property changes of the Mouton Rothschild followed within the following years and decades. Some owners were Jacques de Ségur and Nicolas Alexandre de Ségur, who extended the ownership structure clearly in the year 1717 by the wine situations of the Château Calon Ségur. The today's possession family of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild received the property in the year 1922, when Henri James de Rothschild left the property to its son Philippe de Rothschild. The good Mouton Rothschild got into disrepute by rough abuses and being missing economies should experience a high-altitude flight and develop his gleam of today from this time on.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild regarded Chateau Mouton Rothschild as his life contents and invested an enormous amount at time and money in renewal measures in the cellar and in the vineyard. Moreover, chateau Mouton Rothschild was the first producer who came loose of the powerful wine dealers of time then who checked the complete trade in Bordeaux. Mouton filled up therefore from now on its wines on the Châteauin in self-direction. In this Handlen the birth „of the Mise EN bouteille outer Château probably lies “, a work of baron Philippe de Rothschild. He was regarded as power and innovator in the complete region of the Bordeaux wine cultivable area. Old ways seemed to him for "his" Mouton Rothschild - suitable and he did not look for life's work with all crime strength after possibilities of improving the wines of Mouton Rothschild and improving the reputation which had suffered strongly within the years 1900 to 1920. An up to then inconceivable innovation for the wines of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild introduced the baron in the year 1945. Perhaps released by the joy over end of the Second World War, one decided to be able to be sketched on the Chateau immediately the label of the Weines of a well-known artist. This should point out the individuality of the wine and improve the status of Mouton wines. As the first artist Philippe Jullian was selected. From now on the wines of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild were also because of the annually new label desired collecting tank bottles under the wine epicure in Europe. Nearly each well-known artist adorned the labels of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild in the last years. Under this names like Salvador Dalí, Georgeses Mathieu, Henry Moore, César, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Saul Steinberg, Georg Baselitz and prince Charles are mentioned. Also in the future this idea baron Philippe of Mouton Rothschild will continue to adorn the labels.

Wine-technically vogue itself Mouton Rothschild straight baron Phillippe all-side to be on the go with the outstanding class 1945 to new heights under the line on. Further sensational vintages like 1953, 1959 and 1961 followed. The reputation of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild attained with each class a further increase and the wine critics placed it from now on the rank of a 1er Cru classé wine. In the year 1855 to the world fair into of Paris endorsement classification that of Bordeaux area however could not be changed, which annoyed the baron obviously and much strength of it demanded. He aims at raising the chateau Mouton Rothschild finally on the highest rank of the classification before his death now. One must attach, however, that an amendment was never carried out since the beginning of the Bordelaise classification and furthermore either this would not be possible in opinion of all connoisseurs of win. No possibility for the additional adjustment seemed therefore for Mouton Rothschild either to give it.

The life's work of baron Philippe de Rothschild was finally crowned in 1973 when the chateau Mouton Rothschild of the Deuxième got up stepped to the premier Cru. An achievement, which can be attributed alone to that gentlemen of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild and in the wine world is unique and remains!

Also today the chateau Mouton Rothschild is the perfect example for red Bordeaux wine and obtains maximum prices in the international wine trade often. The century vintage 1945 is sold up to 5,000 euros per bottle today. However one must add that no wine under counterfeiter circles is more popular than Mouton Rothschild. Definitely the vintages 1945, 1982 and 1986 stand on the lists of these defrauders right above. One should therefore think highly of Mouton Rothschild of all vintages and buy only with respectable dealers on an authenticity at the purchase of bottles.

In the following some tasting notes to wines of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild:

Château Mouton Rothschild 1945

Perhaps the wine of the class Mouton Rothschild. Frequently cost and with maximum notes evaluates. 1999 in a sample of 2 perfect, to number 1tel, opulently power part, mint, eucalyptus also at the beginning massively coffee, nice density, that are Mouton 45 in perfection, still tannin for 20+ years 100/100. Last in February 2004 in the great Mouton test on the current castle: these intensive fine mint, very complex and long brought Mouton the #20053 more utterly at the palate tasty, concentrated, gigantic with an endless dismount again 100/100. To warn I can in this connection only before so-called RC-bottles, which instead of a number the contraction RC for reserve you for Chateau carry. These have been the favourite objective of the counterfeiters for some years as Magnums. In summer 2005 I might/must bear such a sorry effort in a test which dated from putatively serious source again. The bottle looked good from the outside. The label from the laser printer damned well made. The cork clearly too young and contents, like a later test resulted in, younger than 1963. I would only accept a RC bottle personally if I might collect her on the chateau myself. 2007 a Mouton baron were spectacular. Brilliant color with few age tones, so freshly, so minty, so printingful at the palate with marvelous fruit and eternal length at the palate. I had spontaneously to think for Mouton Rothschild to 1945 which this wine strongly reminded. In which I have already drunk some 45s Moutons which were worse than this dream substance in front of us. That here were loosely did not expect 97/100 at still a price much fair in addition. The second bottle, a half year later, had again a sensational color, but this time the Mouton baron did not sing. It does not have a cork error, but a clear frowstly cellar smell, smells after spin weaving and old barrel. He blossomed out only briefly and had given an idea what this wine could be probably capable into exception bottles but, quickly, the cellar tones gained upper hand again of – 88/100 (well up: Dr. Becker).

Château Mouton Rothschild 1959

Mouton Rothschild showed itself different. 1994 on Willi Krählings Mouton-Probe a very beautiful Magnum with mint and eucalyptus which Vineyard strongly reminded for Heitz Martha to the legendary 74 – 98/100. 1998 from the 1tel very close, recent color, nose easily exotically with eucalyptus and mint– 95/100. 1999 in a Best Bottle closeness color, pencil, mint, develop slowly in the glass (still much future), mad length at the palate, in addition, the Aha experience did not come there - 96/100. Two different bottles 2000 in a large Mouton sample, in the better two bottles strong acid and tannin, giant part also surely longer future than 61– 97/100 (well up: Dr. Becker).

Château Mouton Rothschild 1961

Before you buy a 61er Mouton Rothschild, find out, which number of owners you will be. If they cannot say to you that or would be you more than No. 3 - fingers away! Mouton can be great however not if he has already stood on various mantelpieces and in display cases or even shopwindows. My first 61s Mouton 1994 in Willi Krählings of great Mouton test must have been such a bottle. The Magnum was simply flat. Then improve Mouton on another Mouton test, mint, eucalyptus, very more beautifully in 1999 which, however, lacks the great density – 95/100. Correctly well 2000 in a Best Bottle did blindly a little eucalyptus recognize truffle more fully ripe, more classically as tall Mouton, intensive mint, also, wonderful Mouton, however - 97/100. And the most beautiful bottle is mint, wonderful, classic Mouton, the Latour drunk in the comparison, however, further than this one in a test, saddle leather, wonderfully in 2001 - 99/100. And nightmarishly 2003 in a great Mouton test, an American bottle, clear brown tones, very far and far until after a possible highlight, broken. Last 2007 in the Coburg tuned then again simply everything, saddle leather, mint, something eucalyptus in addition, truffle, a complex, large Mouton with endless outlet– 99/100 (well up: Dr. Becker).

Château Mouton Rothschild 1982

Robert Parker: Opaque purple-colored showing absolutely no signs of lightening, Mouton's 1982 is a backward wine. Still tasting like a 4-5 year old Bordeaux, it will evolve for another half century. At the Philadelphia tasting, it was impossibly impenetrable and closed, although phenomenally dense and muscular. However, on two other recent occasions, I decanted the wine in the morning and consumed it that evening and again the following evening. It is immune to oxidation! Moreover, it has a level of concentration that represents the essence of the Mouton terroir as well as the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon it contains. Cassis, cedar, spice box, minerals, and vanillin are all present, but this opaque black/purple Pauillac has yet to reveal secondary nuances given its youthfulness. It exhibits huge tannin, unreal levels of glycerin and concentration, and spectacular sweetness and opulence. Nevertheless, it demands another decade of cellaring, and should age effortlessly for another seven or eight decades. I have always felt the 1982 Mouton was perfect, yet this immortal effort might be capable of lasting for 100 years! Readers who want to drink it are advised to decant it for at least 12-24 hours prior to consumption. I suggest double decanting, i.e., pouring it into a clean decanter, washing out the bottle, and then repouring it back into the bottle, inserting the cork, leaving the air space to serve as breathing space until the wine is consumed 12-24 hours later. The improvement is striking. The fact that it resists oxidation is a testament to just how youthful it remains, and how long it will last. Dring: 2010-2075. 100/100 Punkte Wine Spectator (30.06.2001) : 98 Glorious aromas. Dark ruby red. Wonderful perfumes of flowers, berry and lilac. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long and pretty finish. Balanced. Class in a glass. Just as I remember.

Château Mouton Rothschild 1986

Mouton Rothschild is the wine of the vintage and one of the very big wines of the last century. For me this was by far not only the best wine in the 86s arrival tests in 1989. At that time, I have drunk him 50(!!!) times also well in his relatively little drinking window. There was half the bottle of a wine in the Mövenpick Caveau for 25 at that time like Egypt's nights, very concentrated fruit, high Mineralität, black so precisely structuredly with an unbelievable length as I had never drunk him till this date. We cost all large wines, those at that time we haveful will could, against Mouton. But this one always was on the top. He clearly shut himself off, like all great 86s. He only quite hesitantly begins again to open. And of course I am on it gone, most to this wine on trials again and again because I still authorize my own, top stored bottles a while. 2000 light at the end of the tunnel! Let out energy at the palate and the long dismount still did not show with his solid tannin much out but the crazily that, soon, the post is sent off again here. 2001 deep black, acid and tannin without end, infinite potential, 20 years wait, then surely 100/100 worth. 2002 it wanted know Bernd the good, decanted for 24 hours before, there! Fantastic colour, close concentrate, but the wine resists to be drunk. Colour already writes poems with 100 point length in 2003 at the palate, however, after all, locked complexly. 2004 in der großen Mouton-Probe auf der Stromburg eine total verschlossene Magnum (well up: Dr. Becker).

Château Mouton Rothschild 1990

Mouton-Rothschild 1990. I preferred the 1989er, which had naturally put kind of snapping down and one year was older already to 1991. One had developed almost explosively rich, tasty nose the 1990s for about two years to the filling, however; very »sweet«, full and with a various good one packed. I skip the two next tasting’s (two bad bottles on the rate of one's own tasting). On the Mouton presentation of the Hollywood Wine Society of 1998 a fully developed bouquet, beautifully in texture and length. Another time warp to Penning-Rowsells »tasting of 10 years« two years later: besides the others first classified a still deep colour; a bouquet which forcefully was pressing of the glass to open absolutely, though very distinctive seasoning of new oak - it but attractively but with oak behaves like with garlic in the meal: She should be available but not obtrusive. Reach »sweetly« lively a little slimly with rough tannin and pointed acid. An impressive plant, which out-causes itself however still time. Last tasting in June 2000***(**) 2005 bis 2020 (well up: Dr. Becker).