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Unique among the First Growths of Bordeaux in that the wine was elevated to its current classification only in 1973, after the successful lobbying of Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The wine is the most opulent and approachable of the top growths, full of dark cassis and cigar box aromas, supported by powerful, supple tannin. Stunning wine was produced in 1982 and 86 but there was some loss of form in the late 80s and early 90s. However, 1996, 98, 99 and 00 have all been back among the very best and 2003, 05, 06, 09, 10, 12, 14 and 15 all of a similar calibre. Overall  quality continues to improve, particularly since the complete renovation of the cellars in 2013. The second wine is Le Petit Mouton, and a small amount of a premium white Aile d’Argent is also produced. There is a sizeable merchant business producing a range of pretty ordinary generic AC labels along with the dreary Mouton Cadet. Of greater interest are the two premium partnerships of OPUS ONE with the MONDAVI winery in California, now owned by Constellation and ALMAVIVA with CONCHA Y TORO in Chile.

Producer profile

Area under vines: 83 hectares
Soils: Gravel
Average age of the vines: 44 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Ageing: 19 to 22 months in new oak barrels 
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 81%
  • Merlot 15%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%
  • Petit Verdot 1%

Second wine: Le Petit Mouton
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
Other wine: Aile d'Argent

Grape varieties:

  • Sauvignon Blanc 57%
  • Sémillon 42%
  • Muscadelle 1%

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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Gironde, France
Type Wine
L'Aile d'Argent Blanc du Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Le Petit Mouton Rothschild Pauillac
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru
Type Wine
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2002
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 1977
1x75cl - 2 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2008
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2006
6x75cl - 5 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2003
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2009
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2006
6x75cl - 2 case(s)
Le Petit Mouton Rothschild Pauillac - 2010
6x75cl - 2 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 1998
6x75cl - 2 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2010
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2012
6x75cl - 2 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 1998
12x75cl - 2 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 1986
4x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2006
12x75cl - 3 case(s)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2005
12x75cl - 3 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 1986
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2010
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2015
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2017
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 1945
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 1959
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 1982
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2009
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2016
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru - 2005
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