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Mouton Rothschild 2020 En Primeur: “Smooth as Snoop Dogg’s flow”

  • The wine has been released internationally for £5,196 (12×75).
  • “A wine of unreal elegance”, said Antonio Galloni.
  • The 2014 and 2019 vintages offer good value at present.

Château Mouton Rothschild 2020 has been released En Primeur for €432 per bottle ex-négociant, up 53% on the 2019 release.

The wine is being offered by the international trade for £5,196 per case, 6% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

The 2020 is priced a little high according to the Fair Value methodology. The 2019 and 2014 vintages look compelling in comparison. See more Fair Value analysis below.

Critical Opinion

The wine has been highly praised by critics. Neal Martin rated it 96-98 points, noting it was a, “less exuberant and lavish Mouton Rothschild” than it used to be in the 1990s. “As smooth as Snoop Dogg’s flow, this is a marvelous Mouton,” he concluded.

Antonio Galloni also rated it 96-98, saying it was, “a wine of unreal elegance and finesse”.

“It’s this gently teasing, achingly beautiful restraint that collectors are not going to want to miss,” noted Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (97-99), while Jane Anson (98-points) said it was a wine she could see being elevated to 100-points “after ageing”.

Fair Value

Although the 2020 is over the Fair Value line, the positive appraisal of the First Growths this vintage means that there will undoubtedly be interest in this release.

Buyers looking for further opportunities, however, may wish to see what 2019 Mouton they can find, which has the same Benchmark Critic score and at a 6% discount.

The 2014 vintage, likewise, has a score of 97-points from Neal Martin and is currently 28% less (£4,040 12×75).

The 96-point 2012 and 2017 vintages are also available for under £4,000 a case and look good value.


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