2005 Mouton Artist
by Chuck Hayward
by Mike Supple
This has not yet been announced, but we will update you as soon as we hear!
For those of you who do not know, in 1945 Baron Philippe Rothschild had the idea of putting original art from famous artists on the top of his label. A different artist has graced the Mouton bottle every year since then with the exception of 4 vintages:
1953 - label celebrated the 100th anniversary of the initial purchase of the Mouton property
1977 - the vintage was dedicated to the Queen of England who stayed at Chateau Mouton that year
2000 - the label is an enamelled reproduction of the gold-encrusted Augsburg Ram by Jakob Schenauer, the emblem of Mouton
2003 - a photograph of Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the purchase of the property
Two other vintages have had two labels used for the same year:
1978 - Montreal artist Jean-Paul Riopelle submitted two designs which Baron Philippe de Rothschild like so much he split the production and used both designs.
1993 - The original artwork, a nude reclining nymphet painted by French artist Balthus, was deemed a bit too scandalous for the American market by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. A second blank label was created to put on all of the bottles destined for the United States.