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Anson: How legendary Mouton Rothschild 1945 tastes now

Can this lauded wine still live up to its historical significance, and do you know what happened to Mouton Rothschild during the Second World War? Jane Anson reports from a special tasting and charity dinner at Versailles palace.

It’s a lot of pressure to put onto a single wine.

Full tasting note for Mouton Rothschild 1945

Wines served had been re-corked by the Château within the last 30 years.



The wine was tasted at a charity evening held to raise funds for the Palace of Versailles and Notre Dame Cathedral, following the Sotheby’s auction of 75 cases of Mouton Rothschild wines – including the 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013 vintages – in Hong Kong, London and New York. Auction sales reached USD$2.7m.


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