Until the middle of the 18th century, the estate that we know now as Chateau
Mouton-Rothschild was part of Chateau Lafite. Its wines were produced and sold separately and Mouton was rank as a second cru. After 50 years of sustained lobbying by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Mouton was finally elevated to First Growth status in 1973.
Mouton Cadet Blanc
Mouton-Rothschild's wines are bigger and richer and more immediately seductive than those of its neighbors and can age
very well. The vineyards lie on deep gravel beds over large stones, with the subsoil
comprises clay, marl and limestone. Mouton is usually a blend of 85% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Merlot. Bordeaux Rouge
This very elegant, dry white wine is made from a carefully chosen selection of wines from traditional wine growing areas of Bordeaux using the finest varieties of white grapes: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle.
Mouton Cadet Rouge
Cadet Rouge benefits from a great winemaking tradition, and includes only carefully selected wines made from traditional grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, from the main Bordeaux winegrowing areas.
Mouton Cadet Reserve
A perfect complement to red meats and cheeses. It is ready to drink now, but can also benefit from ageing.
To find more Grand Crus from Bordeaux,
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 Bordeaux, France
The 2000 is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, and the wine
comprises 80% of the production, which averaged 35 hectoliters per
hectare. Aromas of very ripe raspberries, with bread crumbs and tobacco.
Full-bodied, with silky tannins. Lots of currants on the finish. Not as
complex as I hoped, but clearly outstanding, almost classic. Score range:
92-94 Wine Spectator.
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