Château Mouton Rothschild 1980
Pauillac - Premier Grand Cru Rated
- Cellaring : Collectable or drink now.
- Tasting : A wine with a smoky character, with aromas of berries, coffee and tobacco. Polished and velvety tannins, fruit notes and a cedar aftertaste.
- Art and Label: A pioneer of lyrical abstraction, Hans Hartung (1904-1989) first studied philosophy and art history in Germany. Deciding to flee Nazism, he settled in Paris. In 1939, he enlisted in the Foreign Legion, was wounded and had a leg amputated. After the war, he obtained French nationality. "What I like is to act on the canvas": refusing geometric abstraction, Hartung opposes it with a painting based on the spontaneity of the pictorial act. Hence, on backgrounds that are often monochrome, these long black traces scratching the canvas, combining harvest and freedom with the rigour of a calligraphic language. His painting for the 1980 Mouton Rothschild label manages to concentrate in a small format the depth and explosive power that characterise the whole of his work.
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|1855 Rankings||1st Grands Crus Ranked|
|Châteaux bordeaux||Mouton Rothschild|