A first growth since 1973, Château Mouton Rothschild is one of the world's greatest wines. Owned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, the only child of the legendary Baron Philippe, Château Mouton Rothschild has 84 hectares of vines in Pauillac. The terroir is outstanding, with well-drained soil and great sun exposure. The greatest care and attention are lavished on Mouton Rothschild at every step of the way, from the vine to the bottle, combining both age-old methods and state-of-the-art techniques. In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, acquired Château Brane-Mouton, which he renamed Mouton Rothschild. In 1922, his great-grandson, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, decided to take over management of the estate. He oversaw winemaking, leaving a strong mark on the estate and introducing many innovations. In 1926, he built the famous grand chai, one of the major attractions during a visit to Mouton. 1945 marked the beginning of a painting by a famous artist on the label of every vintage of Mouton. Inaugurated in 1962, a Museum of Wine in Art, displaying three millennia of works of art revolving around the theme of wines and vines, attracts thousands of visitors.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the opaque purple-colored, chunky 2001 Mouton-Rothschild does not possess the finesse and stature often achieved by this first-growth. It offers a tell-tale cassis-scented nose, and a monolithic, medium to full-bodied style with relatively high, austere tannin in the finish (a characteristics I also noticed in cask). A dry, angular, backward effort for the vintage, it should be forgotten for at least a decade. Let's hope the fruit continues to expand and sweeten, but that's no sure thing. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025+.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD 33250 PAUILLAC FRANCE|
|Classification||1er cru classe|
|Producer||Château Mouton Rothschild|
- R. Gabriel : 19
- J. Robinson : 17,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 94
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc