1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - OWC 12 x 750ml

1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux - OWC 12 x 750ml

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1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux OWC - A True "Rock Star"! - 100 Pts!!

Château Mouton Rothschild is located in the commune of Pauillac, in the Medoc, 30 miles (50km) northwest of the city of Bordeaux. The grand vin is among the most highly rated and priced wines in the world, and is generally regarded as the most exuberant and powerful of all Bordeaux. It was famously added to the First Growths set out in the 1855 Classification in 1973.

The château started life as Brane-Mouton, and was among the best in Bordeaux through the 18th and early 19th Centuries, although there was a dip in quality and price in the 1840s. The Rothschild family bought (and renamed) the property in 1853 and quickly restored its reputation, but not in time for the 1855 Classification of Médoc wines, in which Mouton was only ranked a second growth wine.  Where as Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Haut-Brion attained Premier Cru Classé status.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild took control in 1922 and introduced château bottling in 1924, requiring the construction of the iconic barrel hall. At the end of World War II he also instigated the commissioning of a different artist each year to design the label. But his crowning achievement was the promotion of Mouton in 1973 to first growth status – the first change to the 1855 order.

Mouton Rothschild makes up to 350,000 bottles of wine a year, including the second wine Le Petit Mouton, which was established in 1993. It is made with grapes from selected younger vines, vinified in the same Mouton vats and aged in oak barrels. Around a hectare of white grapes was planted in the early 1980s to make the very rare Aile d'Argent Bordeaux Blanc.


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1945
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Mouton-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux OWC - A True "Rock Star"! - 100 Pts!! A consistent 100-point wine (only because my point scale stops at that number) the 1945 Mouton-Rothschild is truly one of the immortal wines of the century. This wine is easily identifiable because of its remarkably exotic over-ripe sweet nose of black fruits coffee tobacco mocha and Asian spices. It is an extraordinarily dense opulent and rich wine with layers of creamy fruit behaveing more like a 1947 Pomerol than a structured powerful and tannic 1945. The wine finishes with a 60+ second display of ripe fruit extract and sweet tannin. This remarkably youthful wine (only light amber at the edge) is mindboggling! Will it last another 50 years? RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1945
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Mouton-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type

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