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Posted on Sep 3, 2015 in Bordeaux, Spring/Summer, Wine Tasting France | 0 comments

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Chateau Mouton Rothschild: First Growth 1855; this one in 1973

We came here after lunch…it was more like we rushed here after eating and we were still ten minutes late. This is the sixth winery that we have visited.

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Very organize built this chateau

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

beautiful garden

The Rothschild Family is a big name in the wine industry. Every serious wine drinker knows the name and the quality behind it. The Chateau Rothschild is a First Growth from 1855, one of the best wineries in Bordeaux. This winery was evaluated as a first growth in 1973, which is subject to change, unlike the 1855 classifications. They have transplanted some of their grapes to South America, where people can find their wines at more reasonable prices.

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

here comes the magic!

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Ram in woods

The tour at this winery was novel in the sense that it was the first tour we did with other people. Normally just Alex and I go on a tour, which is quite special. This time there were about 10-13 people with our tour guide, Marion. The chateau is huge! The family is quite rich, some of them with titles, such as Baron and Baroness, which are comparable to the Dato Sri or the Tan Sri titles in Malaysia. They produce a lot of wine under the label “Mouton Rothschild” and from other chateaus. We saw the yard outside of the vat house. We also saw an old wine cellar that stored the older vintages. It had a musty smell. There is a coat of arm with a ram on it. The reason behind it was that the first owner was an Aries in the Zodiac sign.

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

art gallery path but no art..hmm

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

vat house – Traditional but with modern twist and elegant

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

old path to go to wine tasting roomfor the VIPs

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Old cellar, for oldest vintages – no you can’t get in, just take photo from outside

The chateau has a lot of art, which is so great to look at. The current owner, Baroness Philippine, loves art. She was also an actress. They have quite an interesting history with famous artists, such as Picasso and Dali. When Picasso died, this chateau dedicated a wine to him, the 1973 vintage. Prince Charles from England also has an art label. Sometimes they even put the artwork on the wine bottles. Personally I’m not a fan of the art on the bottle, but they are famous and well-known pieces. I’m more interested in what’s inside the bottle.

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Me and this man :)

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Expensive art

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

art is everywhere

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Wine Cellar where they keep the barrels

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Wines from different sizes

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Certicate of the Classement De 1973

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Beautiful! I think this was a gift from someone to this family

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Château Mouton Rothschild Wine Vintage 2011

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Certification

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Château Mouton Rothschild Wine 1924 art sticker

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Château Mouton Rothschild Wine Vintage 2000

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Baroness Pilipines and her family

Although it is one of the best chateaus in the world, I am not a huge fan of the flavor profile of the wines.

We had a two hour tour of the entire chateau and tasted three different wines. The last wine was from the Mouton Rothschild label. Marion told us that the wine was fresh from the barrel, never bottled. However, I did not like the taste very much.

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Chateau D’ Armailhac 2014

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Chateau Clerc Milon 2014

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Château Mouton Rothschild Wine Vintage 2014

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

You can buy anything which on display here

Still, we bought six bottles of wine from them. For dinner Marion recommended that we try Café Lavinal. We dropped off all of our wines at the hotel before going to dinner—we had to make sure that the heat did not affect the wines. At dinner we had an amazing salmon tartare! The fish cracker was pan seared, which was also nice. Unfortunately the veal was a bit hard and chewy. I am so glad I had the salmon tartare. That was a treat, and a wonderful end to another amazing day in Bordeaux.

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild Wine

Bought some bottles from them

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