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Philippe Cottin, Former CEO of Mouton-Rothschild, Dies At 81

September 19, 2013

A leading figure in Bordeaux, Philippe Cottin, former CEO of Château Mouton-Rothschild and patriarch of négociant Dubos Frères & Cie, passed away on September 10 in Bordeaux, Wine Spectator reports. He was 81.

Born in Lyon, Cottin came to Bordeaux in 1959 as a young man looking for his first job after a tour of duty in the Algerian War. Baron Philippe de Rothschild hired him as commercial director for Mouton Cadet, and he soon rose through the ranks to become co-CEO of Philippe de Rothschild SA, including first-growth Château Mouton-Rothschild. He remained at the helm until 1995.

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