Winemaking began in earnest at this iconic estate in the early 17th Century, although records of residence on the site date from 1300. Viticulture blossomed under Joseph De Brane from the 1720s at Mouton (then named Brane-Mouton) and achieved price parity with the famous chateaux of Lafite and Latour. Following a slump in the 1840s, Mouton missed out on becoming a First Growth in the price based 1855 Médoc classification and after falling into a state of disrepair the estate was sold at auction to Nathan de Rothschild. The Rothschild family have looked after the estate ever since, with much of its success being attributed to the vision of the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild who assumed ownership in 1922. Baron Philippe was a dynamic figure who revolutionised the estate. For example, he introduced chateau bottling in 1924 which transformed the winemaking process at Mouton Rothschild as well as across Bordeaux. His greatest achievement however, was to have Mouton Rothschild upgraded to First Growth status in 1973 – the only change ever made to the 1855 classification.

Another of Baron Philippe’s influential decisions was to commission an artist to create a unique label for each vintage of Mouton Rothschild. This started back in 1945 and includes an illustrious list of some of the world’s greatest artists from Picasso, Chagall, Jeff Koons, Dali and even King Charles III (then Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales). This international feel, coupled with Mouton Rothschild’s superb quality wine, has created a great demand for these vintages as therefore success for the estate.

Baroness Philippine, Philippe’s daughter, continued to transform the estate with numerous endeavours, including building a new vat house in 2013. Today, her children, Philippe, Camille and Julien, uphold their family’s long tradition of winemaking and innovation and embody the soul of Mouton Rothschild. The wines produced have exotic and powerful aromas with an opulent palate, pronounced minerality and red fruit tones. The wines are sometimes described as extravagant and are amongst the finest in Bordeaux. The estate also make a second wine, called Le Petit Mouton Rothschild.

Available Wines

2009 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

RP99VM97
£3,690/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Dec 2024

2010 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

RP98VM100
£3,775/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Dec 2024

2021 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 6x75cl

DE92JA92JD91-93JS93-94VM92WP90-92
£950/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: ImmediateETA to UK address: Aug 2024

2021 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

DE96JA95JD93-95JS96-97RP95-96VM96
£2,250/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: ImmediateETA to UK address: Aug 2024

2021 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 6x75cl

DE92JA92JD91-93JS93-94VM92WP90-92
£950/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2022 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

VM97
£3,090/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2025

2022 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 3x75cl

VM97
£1,545/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2025

2022 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x75cl

VM97
£515/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2025

2021 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

DE96JA95JD93-95JS96-97RP95-96VM96
£2,250/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2022 Aile d’Argent, Chateau Mouton Rothschild 6x75cl

JA94JD93-95JS96-97RP90-92VM90WI91-93
£660/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2025

2022 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 6x75cl

VM93
£1,098/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2025