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Château Mouton Rothschild

Asian grapevine

When I became a master of wine, one veteran MW advised me not to participate in blind tastings any more. He cautioned: 'You have everything to lose and nothing to gain.

Thursday, 10 November, 2011, 12:00am


Since Bordeaux's five-tier classification of wine estates was set in stone in France, in 1855, not much has changed. Mouton Rothschild managed to claw its way from being a second-growth to become a first-growth after decades of lobbying. And an A-list of second-growth properties earned unofficial 'super-second' sobriquets.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Philippe Sereys de Rothschild

What wines do you drink? 'I rarely drink [our] recent vintages - I drink the 1980s, 90s, but rarely the 2000s. I drink more bordeaux than any other wine - it's habit. I have a bordeaux-oriented palate. I've been drinking since I was very young and it's difficult to switch. But there's nothing more fascinating than to taste other people's wines.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Rare vintages on offer

Oenophiles will delight at Bonhams Hong Kong's Spring Fine and Rare Wines Auction, which will offer select vintages designed for discriminating cellars.

19 May 2010 - 12:00am

Hitting a high with liquid assets

Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to sip a 1982 Petrus is aware of the assault on the senses. But what about investing in top quality wines as an alternative asset class? Experts have been exploiting the wine market for years and maybe with good reason: for the past three decades it has provided solid returns with low risk.

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Dished up

A Chateau Mouton Rothschild dinner is taking place this evening at the House of Canton restaurant in Festival Walk.

10 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

When mainland artist Gu Gan was asked to design the label for the 1996 Mouton,

IT is one of the most curious and exclusive of art clubs. Members join by invitation only, and the rule is they each design a limited-edition print to be sold on the open market. But the prices have little to do with the art and everything to do with the sun, the rain, and the breezes during one summer over a few hectares in western France.

26 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

A Rothschild's vision

THE first Christie's wine sale in Hong Kong was going badly. Auctioneer Duncan McEuen was thinking of imaginative ways to say 'pass', and those lots that were managing to find buyers were reaching only the lowest estimates.

26 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Let me speak of life's finer things

As I was standing in front of a supermarket wine rack the other day wondering what I could have for dinner with a cold ham salad, a fellow came up to me and said: 'Doesn't matter what you buy. You like everything.' How so? I queried. Well, he explained, whenever he read this column he never found me ranting about wines I hated. How come? he demanded.

6 Dec 1997 - 12:00am


Wine: Chateau Pontet Canet Grape: Cabernet, sauvignon, merlot Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France Vintage: 1996 Bordeaux has had a succession of poor-to-mediocre vintages from 1991 to 1994. However, the 1995 vintage is excellent and so is the 1996. The top chateaux have yet to release these wines as they are still maturing in small oak barrels or have just been bottled.

21 Sep 1997 - 12:00am