PAUILLAC, FRANCE: A cold winter dawn breaks to illuminates sleeping old vines and skeletal trees at Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, a town in the Medoc region of Bordeaux. Mouton as it is affectionately known was not originally part of the First Growth designation in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Thanks to the advocacy efforts of its owner Baron Philippe de Rothschild, the estate managed something of a coup, and was elevated to First Growth in 1973, the only estate to have been so included in the modern era. Mouton is best known for its labels that have changed each vintage since 1945, and always feature the work of one of the world’s most famous artists.
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