Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1978 Pauillac

480.00

 

75% Cab/Sauvignon, Merlot 13%, Cab/Franc 10% & Petit Verdot 2%

“Château Mouton Rothschild is the youngest of the Médoc first growths, having been promoted in 1973 after it was originally marked as a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. Promotion in such a rigid system was quite a feat.  ‘It’s like coming out of a dream,’ owner Baron Philippe de Rothschild told The New York Times just afterwards. ‘When one has worked for something so very, very hard for so long, it’s hard to believe that the fight is over.’

The next generation is now in charge, alongside MD Philipe Dhalluin, who arrived at the Pauillac-based Château in 2004. And the legacy is in safe hands, judging by Jane Anson’s rating of the 2016 in bottle.”

Decanter Magazine

Red Wine

France

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

 

 

 

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