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Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Owner of Mouton-Rothschild

Lobbied for many years to get his chateau elevated to First Growth status in 1973

Co-founded Opus One with Robert Mondavi

Features contemporary art on labels that change every year

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Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

Took over Mouton-Rothschild are death of her father in 1988.

Launched Le Petit Mouton, their second label wine

Developed worldwide partnerships, creating Almaviva in Chile with Concha y Toro

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Napoléon III

French leader that called for the classification of Bordeaux wines for the 1855 Paris Exhibition

4

Michel Rolland

Owner of several Bordeaux chateaux including Bon Pasteil in Pomerol, Fontenil in Fronsac

Consults worldwide advocating for more fruit-forward wines with silky tannins

Consulting winemaker for Pavie, L'Evangile, Harlan, Bond, Ornellaia

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Stéphane Derenoncourt

Winemaker, consultant

Made wines in the early 90s for Chateau Pavie that earned world acclaim

Created garagiste-style wine La Mondotte

6

Count Stephan von Neipperg

Began mangaging the Comptes von Neipperg estates (Canon La Gaffelière, La Mondotte, Clos de l'Oratoire, and Chateau Peyreau)

Ushered in garagiste movement in collaboration with Stéphane Derenoncourt on La Mondotte

Invested in Bulgaria in 2005

7

Jonathan Maltus

Purchased Chateau Teyssier and greatly expanded it

Associated with garagiste movement with wine Le Dome earning praise from Robert Parker

Makes wine in Napa under Worlds Away label

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Anthony Barton

Took over Chateau Leoville Barton and Langoa in 1984

Considered a great ambassador for Bordeaux wine, keeping his prices down as other skyrocketed

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Denis Dubourdieu

Professor and Director of Oenology at University of Bordeaux

Leading expert on white wine vinification

Owner and winemaker for Clos Floridene, Haura, Doisy-Daene, Reynon, and Cantegril

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Émile Peynaud

"The forefather of modern oenology"

Researcher credited with revolutionizing winemaking in the 20th century

Advocated for later pick times which eliminated under-ripened fruit and allowed for more control over malolactic fermentation

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Robert Parker Jr.

Wine writer and critic. Popularized the 100 point system.

Made his reputation with 1982 vintage of Bordeaux, calling it outstanding which went against consensus, and is now considered one of the best vintages of Bordeaux

12

Jancis Robinson, WM

Wine writer

The first non-Wine trade person to become a Master of Wine

Author of Oxford Companion to Wine and The Concise World Atlas of Wine

Involved in well-documented "War of Words" with Robert Parker over 2003 vintage of Chateau Pavie

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James Suckling

Wine writer

Former Eurpoean editor for Wine Spectator

Left wine spectator to start his own review site JamesSuckling.com

Sometimes criticized for "jet-set" lifestyle and inflated ratings

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James Molesworth

Wine Spectator editor who took over Bordeaux tasting in 2010

Like his predecessor, James Suckling, he's very active on social media

Winner of 2013 Pulitzer Prize for wine writing

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Jean-Michel Cazes

Took over Chateau Lynch-Bages in 1974 and modernized production

Also managed Pichon-Baron and Suduiraut until 2000

Early pioneer in marketing to China

16

Andre Lurton

Inherited Chateau Bonnet in 1953

Began purchasing estates in Grave with Chateau La Louviere in 1965

Daughter Christine managed Chateau Dauzac

Sons Jacques and Francois also in business

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Lucien Lurton

Managed Chateau Brane-Cantenac

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Pierre Lurton

Nephew of Andre and Lucien Lurton

Owns and operates Chateau Marjosse in Entre-Deux-Mers.

Also manages Cheval Blanc and d'Yquem

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Eric Boissenot

Consultant

Leading consultant in the Médoc, working for Lafite, Mouton, Latour, Margaux, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Pichon Lalande, Pichon Baron, Leoville las Cases, and Leoville Barton among others.