Originally named Château Brane-Mouton, Château Mouton Rothschild was purchased by Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853 at which point he renamed the infamous estate. While the Pauillac based Chateau is currently one of only five wines to hold the esteemed Premier Cru Classé status, this was not always the case. It was not until 1973, some 118 years after the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, that Chateau Mouton Rothschild was recognized as one of the elite wines of Bordeaux according to our Chateau Mouton Rothschild reviews. The Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard includes 205 acres of vines planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (11%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%). In 1922, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild’s great-grandson Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over operations at Chateau Mouton Rothschild winery and was the first to introduce on premise chateau bottling. In 1946 Baron Philippe decided to have the label of each vintage designed by a famous artist from that particular year, a practice that continues today. In 1988, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild succeeded her father Baron Philippe and has continued the tradition of excellence that Chateau Mouton Rothschild wines represent. Our Chateau Mouton Rothschild ratings indicate that these wines are still some of the most expensive, as well as most revered, in the existence.