Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995

Review of the Estate

Château Mouton Rothschild is a wine estate located in the village of Pauillac in the Médoc, 50 km (30 mi) north-west of the city of Bordeaux, France. Its red wine of the same name is regarded as one of the world's greatest clarets. Originally known as Château Brane-Mouton it was renamed by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853 to Château Mouton Rothschild. It was the first estate to begin complete château bottling of the harvest.

The branch of the Rothschild family owning Chateau Mouton Rothschild are members of the Primum Familiae Vini.

The Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 was based entirely on recent market prices for a vineyard's wines, with one exception: Château Mouton Rothschild. Despite the market prices for their vineyard's wines equalling that of Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild was excluded from First Great Growth status, an act that Baron Philippe de Rothschild referred to as "the monstrous injustice". It is widely believed that the exception was made because the vineyard had recently been purchased by an Englishman and was no longer in French ownership.

In 1973, Chateau Mouton Rothschild was elevated to "first growth" status after decades of intense lobbying by its powerful and influential owner, the only change in the original 1855 classification (excepting the 1856 addition of Château Cantemerle). This prompted a change of motto: previously, the motto of the wine was Premier ne puis, second ne daigne, Mouton suis. ("First, I cannot be. Second, I do not deign to be. Mouton I am."), and it was changed to Premier je suis, Second je fus, Mouton ne change. ("First, I am. Second, I used to be. Mouton does not change.") 

 

Vineyard

Surface area: 185 acres

Grape Varieties: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot

Average age of vines: 44 years

Density of plantation: 8,500 vines per hectare

Average yields: 40-50 hectoliters per hectare

Average cases produced: 20,000 per year

Plateau of maturity: 10-50 years


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Robert Parker Mouton Rothschild 1995 Review

Score: 95 Points 

This profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff", with superb density, a full-lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild.

Score: 95

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (115), February 1998

                                     

 

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995 Recent Price History

Prices below are sourced from wine-searcher.com

WineVintageJuly 2008 
Value Per Case
July 2013 
Value Per Case
Value Increase Percentage 
Increase
Mouton Rothschild 1995 £2,964 £4,104 £1,140 38.46%

Chateau Mouton Rothschild Wine List

Mouton Rothschild 1990 Mouton Rothschild 1991 Mouton Rothschild 1992
Mouton Rothschild 1993 Mouton Rothschild 1994 Mouton Rothschild 1995
Mouton Rothschild 1996 Mouton Rothschild 1997 Mouton Rothschild 1998
Mouton Rothschild 1999 Mouton Rothschild 2000 Mouton Rothschild 2001
Mouton Rothschild 2002 Mouton Rothschild 2003 Mouton Rothschild 2004
Mouton Rothschild 2005 Mouton Rothschild 2006 Mouton Rothschild 2007
Mouton Rothschild 2008 Mouton Rothschild 2009 Mouton Rothschild 2010
Mouton Rothschild 2011    

 

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