Mouton Rothschild 2019 has been released at €282 per bottle ex-negociant, down 30.8% on the release price of the 2018 (€408). It is being offered by the international trade at £3,588 per 12×75, a decrease of 29.8% on the 2018 release of £5,112 per case in sterling terms. Volumes offered to the market are down 20%.
James Suckling awarded today’s release a barrel range of 99-100 points. In his tasting note, he comments that “the 90% of cabernet sauvignon really makes this special […] Powerful with finesse. Extremely persistent.”
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (Wine Advocate) scored the wine 98-100, and said that “this year’s profound expression is without doubt a legend in the making”. Alcohol level is 13.5% in the 2019.
Other critics are yet to release their assessment of the First Growth, and the 2019 vintage as a whole.
Prices for Mouton have an unusually low correlation the ‘Benchmark Critic’ series, but regardless, this offer looks to present very good value indeed, pitching what many regard as one of Mouton’s great wines at a 30% discount to wines of a similar ilk.
Petit Mouton 2019
The second wine of the Chateau, Petit Mouton 2019, was also released today and is being offered at £1,764 per 12×75, down 16.9% on the 2018 (£2,124).
Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider) awarded the wine a barrel range of 93-95, and Jean-Marc Quarin gave it 94 points. Suckling scored it slightly higher, 96-97, and said he loves “the integration of fruit and tannins”.
Released at this price level, this is the most affordable Petit Mouton; other vintages cost over £2,000 per case. As seen in the chart below, prices for Mouton’s Second Wine rise over time.
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