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2019 Mouton Rothschild

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2019 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The cepage of the sophisticated 2019 Mouton Rothschild from Chateau Mouton Rothschild unabashedly finds itself amidst an era marked by climatic idiosyncrasies, astonishing the palates of collectors and investors alike.

 

A Harvest Against All Odds

The 2019 vintage in Pauillac was a testament to resilience, where vines were greeted with a tempestuous spring, then bequeathed with a summer that flirted between extremes. The autumnal ripening period, however, played a gracious host to the fruit, nurturing them under the wing of benevolent skies. It’s within this dynamic context that the 2019 Mouton Rothschild crafts its narrative.

 

An Assemblage of Distinction

Embracing the challenges bestowed by nature, the assemblage—predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with contributions from Merlot and Cabernet Franc—radiates substance and finesse. The presence of Petit Verdot adds an eloquent punctuation to the composition. Swirling in the glass, one is enthralled by the robust tapestry of dark fruits that interlace with subtle dark-chocolate nuances and a hint of cedar; each sip testifies to the exceptional expertise that is signature Mouton Rothschild.

The impeccable structure and velvety tannins reveal an austerity that demands reflection—a vintage with a voice needing to be heard over contemplative decantation. The conclusion of each taste promises longevity; investing in the 2019 Mouton Rothschild is not merely an acquisition but an assurance of witnessing grace as it unfolds through time.

 

On Investing in Elegance

As both a passionate affirmation of terroir and a testament to human perseverance, the 2019 Mouton Rothschild presents itself as more than just a beverage—it's an artefact bearing witness to 2019's unique journey. For investors, this translates into opportunities for portfolios that value rarity and tell a story—one where every note and aroma encapsulates a chapter of Pauillac's autobiography in 2019. This Mouton Rothschild will surely serve as both a bastion of heritage and ingenuity within one’s collection.

Current market price

$7,570.00

12x75cl

Highest score

99

POP score

238.95

Scores and tasting notes

98-100

The blend this year is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, harvested from the 18th of September to the 5th of October. Opaque purple-black colored, the 2019 Mouton Rothschild simply shines, even at this very nascent stage, beaming from the glass with bright, vibrant scents of crème de cassis, blueberry preserves, boysenberries and black raspberries plus fragrant suggestions of lilacs, dark chocolate, sandalwood, jasmine tea and woodsmoke with a spicy waft of star anise. The medium-bodied palate shimmers with energy, featuring tightly wound layers of black fruits, exotic spices and mineral notions, framed by exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and bags of freshness, finishing with epic length and perfume. This year's profound expression is without doubt a legend in the making. (For number crunchers, the alcohol is 13.5% this year, slightly lower than 2018, which came in at 13.8%.)

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 9 June 2020

Vintage performance