About This Wine...
Interestingly, 1978 was the first occasion of Ch. Mouton-Rothschild featuring 2 different works of art on their front label. The artist, Jean-Paul Riopelle submitted a pair of similar designs of the same representation to Baron Philippe de Rothschild for consideration; the Baron liked both and so created 2 labels for the same wine.
“A deep garnet core with tawny rim. The bouquet displays good intensity, cohesive, earthy, leathery but well defined and gaining potency. The palate is medium-bodied with some attractive decayed black cedar-infused leafy fruit with tobacco and a touch of graphite. Good persistency towards the slightly bitter finish with touches of soy and pain grille.”
90/100 Robert Parker (2009)
“Supple yet strong willed, this is mature enough for drinking now, with chocolate, cherry, violet, vanilla and raspberry notes.”
92/100 Wine Spectator