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  • Food Pairing

    Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

The Story

Château Mouton Rothschild A Premier Cru Classé in 1973, Château Mouton Rothschild, owned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, consists of 205 acres of vines near Pauillac, in the Médoc, North West of the city of Bordeaux. This Premier Cru benefits from exceptionally good natural conditions, both in the quality of the soil, the position of its vines and their exposure to the sun. It is regarded today as one of the world's greatest wine. 


The name Mouton is said to be derived from the word „Motte“ meaning mound or elevation of the ground. It was bought in 1853 by Philippe de Rothschilds great-grand father it was in a fairly bad shape and when the classification of 1855 was set up it was not deemed to be good enough to be qualified as a first growth but put in first place amongst the second growths. An injustice it took Philippe de Rothschild until 1973 to rectify. 1920s Philippe de Rothschild called together the owners of Haut Brion, Latour, Lafite, Margaux and Yquem to talk about the idea of bottling and marketing their wines on their own.

The first vintage to be bottled exclusivly at the château was the 1924 vintage. To commemorate this, the cubistic painter Carlu was asked to design the label, yet another revolutionary idea in this most conservative of surroundings. The idea of an artist designing the labels was dropped until 1945 when Philippe Jullian was asked to design a label commemorating the victory over nazi Germany. Since then works of such famous artists as Picasso, Miró, Dali, Chagall and personalities like John Huston and Prince Charles have been used for the labels.
In 1988, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who had already been associated with her father's work for some time, succeeded her father. She has in turn become the guarantor of the quality of an illustrious wine whose motto proudly proclaims : "Premier je suis, second je fus, Mouton ne change". First I am, second I was, I Mouton do not change

Vineyard soil: very deep gravel on a limestone base Production area: 82.5 ha Grape varieties: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot Average age of vines: 48 years Harvest method: hand picked. The grapes from the younger vines are harvested first and vinified separately.

Winemaking: Before destemming, the grapes are hand-sorted then selected one by one. Vinification depends on each vintage and the characteristics of each vat. All the relevant parameters, such as temperature, pumping over, aeration, vatting time and running off, are monitored by the technical manager, the cellar-master and the laboratory.
Ageing: 19 to 22 months in oak barrels (almost all new, the percentage varying according to the vintage)
 

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Vintage 1929

Château Mouton Rothschild

A Premier Cru Classé in 1973, Château Mouton Rothschild, owned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, consists of 205 acres of vines near Pauillac, in the Médoc, North West of the city of Bordeaux. This Premier Cru benefits from exceptionally good natural conditions, both in the quality of the soil, the position of its vines and their exposure to the sun. It is regarded today as one of the world's greatest wine.

History
The name Mouton is said to be derived from the word „Motte“ meaning mound or elevation of the ground. It was bought in 1853 by Philippe de Rothschilds great-grand father it was in a fairly bad shape and when the classification of 1855 was set up it was not deemed to be good enough to be qualified as a first growth but put in first place amongst the second growths. An injustice it took Philippe de Rothschild until 1973 to rectify. 1920s Philippe de Rothschild called together the owners of Haut Brion, Latour, Lafite, Margaux and Yquem to talk about the idea of bottling and marketing their wines on their own.
The first vintage to be bottled exclusivly at the château was the 1924 vintage.

To commemorate this, the cubistic painter Carlu was asked to design the label, yet another revolutionary idea in this most conservative of surroundings. The idea of an artist designing the labels was dropped until 1945 when Philippe Jullian was asked to design a label commemorating the victory over nazi Germany. Since then works of such famous artists as Picasso, Miró, Dali, Chagall and personalities like John Huston and Prince Charles have been used for the labels.

In 1988, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who had already been associated with her father's work for some time, succeeded her father. She has in turn become the guarantor of the quality of an illustrious wine whose motto proudly proclaims : "Premier je suis, second je fus, Mouton ne change". First I am, second I was, I Mouton do not change

Vineyard soil: very deep gravel on a limestone base
Production area: 82.5 ha
Grape varieties: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot Average age of vines: 48 years

Harvest method: hand picked. The grapes from the younger vines are harvested first and vinified separately.
Winemaking: Before destemming, the grapes are hand-sorted then selected one by one.

Vinification depends on each vintage and the characteristics of each vat. All the relevant parameters, such as temperature, pumping over, aeration, vatting time and running off, are monitored by the technical manager, the cellar-master and the laboratory.
Ageing: 19 to 22 months in oak barrels (almost all new, the percentage varying according to the vintage)

Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. B.P. 117 – 33250 Pauillac Phone : +33 5 56 73 20 20
Fax : +33 5 56 73 20 44 www.bpdr.com

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Average Bottle Price

2016 2015 2013 2010 2005 2000
6 211€ +12.3% 5 531€ +61.3% 3 429€ +57.0% 2 184€ +82.3% 1 198€ +55.8% 769€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

Latest Pro-tasting notes

13 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Long, Lingering and Spicy

flavors

Cedar

recommend

Yes

taste

Well-structured, Rich and Ripe

Written Notes

Rob started paying attention again when his magnum of 1929 Mouton Rothschild was served. There must be something about ‘Vegas’ and ‘insane’ as I kept writing it all weekend in my notes. The ’29 had an insanely good nose full of menthol, old book, chocolate and super sexy citrus (there’s another frequent Vegas vocab word – super sexy lol). Plum, nut, more old book, cedar, wax, pencil – this nose had everything. Secondary aromas of garden, beef and Asian spices also joined the party. Rob keenly observed, ‘very Burgundian yet so Bordeaux.’ Soft cherry flavors were present on its milder palate, but the acidity was still there and hanging on. Someone observed, ‘finished basement’ in the wine, and I totally understood. Paul noted, ‘old bookshelf, ink and wood.’ I have always liked the ’29 Mouton, and while the palate may be starting to trail its aromatics, this was still very special.

  • 95p

Truffles on the nose and palate, chocolate powder, awesome structure and balance, very elegant and sophisticated. Great bottle - still very much vivid and very much alive!

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Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Average

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Château Mouton-Rothschild 1929  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

Rob started paying attention again when his magnum of 1929 Mouton Rothschild was served. There must be something about ‘Vegas’ and ‘insane’ as I kept writing it all weekend in my notes. The ’29 had an insanely good nose full of menthol, old book, chocolate and super sexy citrus (there’s another frequent Vegas vocab word – super sexy lol). Plum, nut, more old book, cedar, wax, pencil – this nose had everything. Secondary aromas of garden, beef and Asian spices also joined the party. Rob keenly observed, ‘very Burgundian yet so Bordeaux.’ Soft cherry flavors were present on its milder palate, but the acidity was still there and hanging on. Someone observed, ‘finished basement’ in the wine, and I totally understood. Paul noted, ‘old bookshelf, ink and wood.’ I have always liked the ’29 Mouton, and while the palate may be starting to trail its aromatics, this was still very special.

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Mouton-Rothschild 1929  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

Truffles on the nose and palate, chocolate powder, awesome structure and balance, very elegant and sophisticated. Great bottle - still very much vivid and very much alive!

6m 2d ago

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