Mouton owner Baroness Philippine de Rothschild has bought Bordeaux cru bourgeois Chateau La Fleur Milon.

The 12-ha estate is adjacent to fifth-growth Chateau Clerc Milon, and first growth Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, both in Pauillac. A statement from Rothschild says La Fleur Milon ‘is regarded as one of the best growths in its category.’

The property is planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Rothschild said her company would probably use some of La Fleur Milon’s grapes to enhance production of Clerc Milon.

The new property – which Rothschild says she bought because ‘we couldn’t possibly let it go’ as its borders run alongside her existing properties – joins Château Mouton Rothschild, Château d’Armailhac and Château Clerc Milon in the Baronne Philippine de Rothschild portfolio.

Written by Adam Lechmere