First, I am. Second, I used to be. Mouton does not change.
"This shows lots of opulent aromas of ripe fruit, light toasted oak, walnut and dried meat. It’s full-bodied, with chewy tannins and plenty of fruit. A muscular, solid wine. Baby 1986. Try in 2020."
- James Suckling 96 points
Dark Currant, Fig, Blackberry
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.