The wine has a lovely, deep colour with a slightly orange hue.
An open, refined nose that displays blackcurrant, leather and cold smoke aromas along with delicate caramel notes.
It is round, forward and richly flavoured from the attack, warm notes of humus mingling with black fruit, and displays superb balance on a mid-palate where the tannins become more velvety.
The finish is long and compact, leaving a lingering sensation of warmth on the palate.
A mild and sunny winter caused early budbreak, on 21 March for the Merlot, 22 March for the Cabernet Franc and 4 April for the Cabernet Sauvignon. The weather pattern changed in April, with heavy rain encouraging rapid growth.
Hot and dry weather in May and June encouraged the vine to flower early, quickly and very evenly, with mid-flowering occurring between 3 and 6 June. Hot weather alternated with cooler periods in July, followed by a particularly hot and sultry August.
Veraison took place quickly and evenly, twelve days earlier than the average. The potential at that point was remarkable, identical to that of 1982 and 1989. However, rain in September meant that it was not possible to realise the full potential of the crop, though it did not destroy the quality already present in the skins.
The grapes were healthy, highly coloured and full of flavour, holding out the promise of well-balanced, full-bodied wines.
Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild acquired the château in 1853, but the legend of Mouton did not really begin until 1922 with Baron Philippe de Rothschild. At the age of 21, full of ambition and original ideas, he decided to devote his life to forging the wine's identity and its international reputation, which, from the very beginning also had an effect on the image of Bordeaux's wines as a whole.
In 1924, faced with the numerous irregular practices of Bordeaux's wine merchants, he inaugurated the bottled at the château guarantee. In 1945, to celebrate the Liberation, a V for victory crowned the label for that vintage, an initiative that marked the beginning of a series of original works created each year for the label by a famous artist. In 1973, even though no change had ever been made to the 1855 classification, Baron Philippe obtained - not without some difficulty - a revision that officially made Mouton one of Bordeaux's elite Premier Grands Crus Classés.
On his death in 1998, his daughter Philippine took over the reins, assisted by an unparalleled technical team, and successfully continued her father's projects until her death in 2014. Today, her three children, Camille Sereys de Rothschild, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild and Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild run the estate together.
Did you know?
1. In September 2006, a case of Mouton Rothschild 1945 was sold for $ 290,000 in Beverly Hills during an auction, Mouton then became the most expensive wine in the world.
2. The fantastic vintages of the last decade confirm the immeasurable potential of this château which produces each year, adorned with an original work, one of the most coveted bottles in the world.
3. The cellars contain wines preserved for posterity: 24 bottles, 6 magnums and 3 jeroboams of the new Mouton Rothschild vintage are placed there each year. The oldest bottle dates back to the 1859 vintage.
A collector's item! We believe this wine to be wonderful - however, as with all aged wines, it comes with a 'Buyers be aware' clause, and some labels may not be perfect. If you have any queries, please just drop us an email or give us a call!
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Merlot 13%, Cabernet Franc 7%
12.5% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||9.4 units|
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|