Château Mouton Rothschild, 1953

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Mouton Rothschild, 1953

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102996 Fill Level: Low shoulder Label Quality: Some cellar dirt to bottle and label but generally very good for age; slight capsule damage & wear.
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Château Mouton Rothschild's 1953 is a rare and historic vintage, marking 100 years since Baron Nathaniel Rothschild, an English member of the family, became the owner of Château Brane Rothschild and renamed it 'Mouton Rothschild'.

To commemorate the centenary, Barone Philippe dedicated the label to his great-grandfather.

Mouton Rothschild has been under the Barons de Rothschild ownership for over 100 years, and it was the unremitting efforts of the flamboyant Baron Philippe de Rothschild that resulted in Mouton's historical upgrade to premier Grand cru status in 1973 – the only change ever made to the Bordeaux classification of 1855.

Prior to the Médoc classification, Mouton's wine labels declared, Premier ne puis, Second ne daigne, Mouton suis ('First I cannot be, Second I do not deign to be, I am Mouton'). After the upgrade, the motto was changed to Premier je suis, second je fus, Mouton ne change ('First I am, second I was, Mouton does not change').


“Another outstanding vintage, with characteristic cassis flavor and chocolate, currant and cedar nuances, as well as an herbaceous note that blends well with the lovely, sweet fruit flavor on the long finish.” Wine Spectator