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1998 Château Mouton Rothschild

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
abv 13.0%
  • 96 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55025-1998-375-1A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Bright ruby-red. Perfumed, sexy aromas of cassis, roasted plum, violet, pepper and exotic spices. Quite dry but densely packed, with pungent cassis, leather and mineral flavors complimented by sexy oak tones and a hint of dried herbs. Grew fuller and sweeter as it opened in the glass. Finishes with major toothcoating tannins that avoid dryness. Built for long aging. This tastes richer today than it did from barrel.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Cigar tobacco, cedar and red fruit aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a delicate finish. Elegant, seductive Mouton. 22,915 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Like many of its peers, the 1998 has filled out spectacularly. Now in the bottle, this opaque black/purple-colored offering has increased in stature, richness, and size. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc (57% of the production was utilized), it is an extremely powerful, super-concentrated wine offering notes of roasted espresso, creme de cassis, smoke, new saddle leather, graphite, and licorice. It is massive, with awesome concentration, mouth-searing tannin levels, and a saturated flavor profile that grips the mouth with considerable intensity. This is a 50-year Mouton, but patience will be required as it will not be close to drinkability for at least a decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    The lightest and most developed-looking of the three Pauillacs. Ripe, warm and flattering but one of the most evolved wines of the series on the nose although oddly dry and slightly pinched on the palate. ÿA little lightweight. A bit gawky. Green notes on the finish. Simple and green.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: JP
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2012-2050
    Author: JDF1960
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Wang Chong
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Mike N296
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: RDV
  • Self | Rating: 93

    No longer in a dumb stage, was drinking quite nicely.. Balanced and approachable. Opened up over 2 hours
    Author: swimmer
  • Self | Rating: 91

    very smooth and well balanced.
    Author: Jeffrey M989
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is a First Growth Bordeaux estate located in the village of Paulliac. The chateau was originally known as Chateau Brane-Mouton while in the possession of the Barons de Brane, but was given its current name by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853. The current owner is Philippine de Rothschild, Nathaniel's great-great granddaughter. Mouton-Rothschild is known for being the first estate to initiate complete chateau-bottling in 1924 and for being the only estate from the 1855 classification to be reclassified (upgraded to First Growth in 1973). Mouton's bottles are unique in that each label is designed by a famous artist of the day. This feature makes Mouton-Rothschild especially attractive to collectors. Not to be confused with the grand vin, Mouton also makes a generic Bordeaux called Mouton Cadet, which is dramatically lower in price and highly distributed. The estate also produces a dry Bordeaux Blanc called Ailes d'Argent.

Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, with annual production varying between 20-25,000 cases. The vineyards are comprised of gravel on a subsoil of marl and clay. Mouton is one of the last Medoc estates to ferment its wine in oak vats. Maturation is done in new oak casks. Mouton is a complex wine with an exotic character and powerful tannins. The bouquet features black currants, cedar, pencil lead, licorice, and spice. Younger vintages appear opaque or deep purple, while older vintages tend to show more garnet. Some of the best vintages of Mouton-Rothschild include 1945, 1953, 1982, 1986, 1995, 1989 and 2002.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 3664 bottles owned
  • 579 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 579 collectors)