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1999 Mouton Rothschild

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

1999 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The turn of the millennium brought forth a wine that commands respect and admiration: the 1999 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild. This Pauillac estate, transcending the vicissitudes of time with grace and power, delivers us an offering that is a testament to the resilience and craft of Bordeaux winemaking.


Unlocking the Mysteries of Vintage Character

The story of the 1999 vintage in Bordeaux is one marked by a season of contrasts. Following a balmy spring, the growing season encountered sporadic weather, from a chilly August to an Indian summer come September. These atypical conditions have crafted a narrative through which the 1999 Mouton Rothschild unfolds its unique tale. It's not merely about experiencing wine from Chateau Mouton Rothschild; it's about delving into the chronicles of the '99 vintage itself.

Velvet in texture, yet structured with an ironclad integrity, this wine reflects both the tumult and triumph of its birth year. Redolent of black currant and cedar wood, its bouquet is a siren call to epicurean indulgence. Layers of complexity unfurl with every sip – subtle spice, hints of tobacco, and a whispering leathery note leave an indelible mark on one's palate.


An Astute Choice for Discerning Collectors

Aged 1999 Mouton Rothschild is more than a mere beverage; it's an asset set to enrich any fine wine investment portfolio. As time marches onward, so too does the narrative that each bottle encompasses – woven into both the liquid and lore is an opportunity to own a slice of vinous history.

A connoisseur's pursuit for a storied Bordeaux commands awareness of vintages such as this, wherein lies the alchemy between earth, vine, and man—a snapshot in time—an investment beyond currency.

In essence, the allure of the 1999 Mouton Rothschild lies not simply in its prestigious lineage but also in its embodiment of a year that challenged and ultimately exalted the bounds of classic Pauillac expression.

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The beautiful 1999 Mouton Rothschild may be a modern day clone of their 1962 or 1985. Its saturated ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of cedar wood, creme de cassis, wood smoke, coffee, and dried herbs. The wine is forward, lush, and full-bodied. It is already complex as well as succulent, fleshy, and long. Tannin in the finish suggests more nuances will emerge in 4-5 years. It is a complex, classic Mouton. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #140 April 2012


Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1999 Mouton-Rothschild is a "useful," perhaps over-looked vintage from the First Growth estate. It has a clean and precise bouquet - you could almost describe this as dainty, which I mean in a positive sense. The fruit is beautifully delineated, almost pastille-like with subtle floral scents emerging with time. The palate is fresh on the entry with supple red berries pierced by a fine line of acidity. No, it is not complex and it has lost a little substance in recent years, yet it is well balanced with sufficient depth and body on the tobacco and cedar-tinged finish. If you can put its status aside, it boils down to nothing more than a well-made, easygoing and refined Pauillac to drink now and over the next decade. Tasted December 2016.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 28 February 2017


Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. Compared to the Lafite, this does not quite have the same level of definition and clarity with notes of blackberry, black olive, wild hedgerow and a touch of cooked meats then later with aeration: shellfish. The palate is full-bodied with firm, rounded tannins, good depth, a little more opulent than the Lafite but not quite the breeding, the tannins coarser. The finish is 'tangy' nice grip, bold and assertive but a First Growth should not show the 'effort' in being First. Drink now-2025. Tasted June 2009.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2009

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