First, I am. Second, I used to be. Mouton does not change.
"Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bottle, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bottle of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course, one can't drink the glass, but this is a top-flight Mouton Rothschild, eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich, tannic, earthy style, with loads of creme de cassis and floral notes, the final blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a full-bodied wine with plenty of coffee, earth, chocolatey notes, and still plenty of tannin to resolve. I gave it an anticipated maturity range of 2015-2050 back in 2003, and that looks on target."
- Robert Parker 96+ points
Cassis, Coffee, Chocolate
Angus Beef, Rib Eye Steak, Iberico, Yunnan Ham, Lamb Loin, Game, Pigeon, Black Truffle, Mushroom, Parmesan
In 1924, a young Baron Philippe de Rothschild, the great-grandson of Nathaniel de Rothschild, took over the wine estate. He was innovative - commissioning the Chateau’s first artistic wine label and moving the bottling process to the grounds of the Chateau.
By 1973, the Chateau was finally, and rightfully, elevated to first growth status.
The daughter of Baron Philipe de Rothschild and Elisabeth de Rothschild, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, inherited the wine estate when her father died in 1988.
In 2014, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild passed away leaving the estate to her three children - Camille Sereys de Rothschild, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, and Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild - who continue to run it today.
In 2020, the Chateau’s long-time executive director, Philippe Dhalluin, retired and Ariane Khaida took over.