The excitement of the week’s releases continues this morning with the announcement of Mouton Rothschild 2019. As always it is one of the most highly anticipated wines, a towering First Growth, which continues to produce some of its greatest ever vintages. In 2019 it is a wine which, as it did last year, promises perfection. It has been scored 98-100 points overnight by Lisa Perrotti-Brown of The Wine Advocate who says ‘This year’s profound expression is without doubt a legend in the making.’ It has also been adorned with a score of 99-100 from James Suckling. As with a lot of the left bank in 2019 it has more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual, as Suckling states ‘The 90% of cabernet sauvignon really makes this special. Lead-pencil, tar and licorice notes. Powerful with finesse. Extremely persistent.’

However, the biggest news is that it has released this morning for £3,588 per case of 12, or £1,794 per case of six. This is a £1,524 reduction on 2018, a 30% discount, making it comfortably the lowest priced vintage, £212 lower than the 2013! However, the 2019 has the mark of greatness and the average price of the leading vintages, with scores of 98 points or over is £5,000. As such, today’s release offers £1,500 upside over the next two to three years. To be festooned with potential perfect and legendary status from barrel, means this nascent Mouton Rothschild could become one of the finest ever and at this discount to market is an unmissable opportunity. It has significantly the lowest Price Over Points ratio (POP) of any vintage of 189, the average is 280. This makes it a brilliant investment for any collector. The first tranche release price is the best buy of the campaign so far, possibly one of the finest of this decade!

 

Mouton RothschildWAJSReleasePricePOP
201998-10099-100£3,588£3,588189
201897-99+100£5,112£5,112280
201796+98£4,320£3,950239
2016100100£5,180£5,250263
20159899£4,150£4,250236
20149599£2,301£3,660244
20139295£2,401£3,800317
20129697£2,801£3,810238
20119294£3,770£3,850321
201098100£7,750£5,400300
20099798£7,800£5,175304
20089594£1,750£4,300287
20079294£2,450£4,100342
20069695£3,400£4,300269
20059898£3,500£5,150286

Mouton Rothschild occupies the peak of the most impressive gravel plateau to the north of Pauillac. This provides further drainage and the best view of the Gironde. The high mounds mean that the roots have to dig deep to find the water basin, struggling and concentrating their energy. The soil contains iron adding an extra minerality and richness to the wine. Under the vision of Baron Phillipe De Rothschild, who assumed ownership in 1922, Mouton Rothschild flourished and even managed to achieve First Growth status in 1973, the only Chateau to ever gain a promotion in the 1855 Classification at First Growth level.

Mouton commission a different artist every year to design their labels; artists include Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Mouton Rothschild has exotic and powerful aromas with pronounced minerality and red fruit tones. Mouton is often described as extravagant and in the finest of the Bordeaux vintages, it makes truly great wine.