Château Mouton Rothschild, 1985

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Mouton Rothschild, 1985

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France




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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 77%, Merlot 11%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 2% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Patrick Léon and Tim Mondavi Optimum Drinking: 2018-2025 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 100659 Alcohol: 12.5% Fill Level: Upper shoulder. Label Quality: Some light marks/bin-soiling to otherwise very good label; good capsule.
Estate Notes

Château Mouton Rothschild's 1985 label was designed by Paul Delvaux, one of the leading figures in Surrealism.

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').

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"The rich, complex, well-developed bouquet of oriental spices, toasty oak, herbs, and ripe fruit is wonderful. On the palate, the wine is also rich, forward, long, and sexy." Robert Parker

"Surprisingly elegant, with lovely tobacco, cherry and berry aromas that blossom on the palate. Moderately soft tannins and a sweet, fruity finish. All finesse..." Wine Spectator