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  • Country ranking ?

    1 597
  • Producer ranking ?

    92
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Rack of lamb

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The Story

Château Mouton Rothschild A Premier Cru Classé in 1973, Château Mouton Rothschild, owned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, consists of 205 acres of vines near Pauillac, in the Médoc, North West of the city of Bordeaux. This Premier Cru benefits from exceptionally good natural conditions, both in the quality of the soil, the position of its vines and their exposure to the sun. It is regarded today as one of the world's greatest wine. 


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Château Mouton Rothschild

A Premier Cru Classé in 1973, Château Mouton Rothschild, owned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, consists of 205 acres of vines near Pauillac, in the Médoc, North West of the city of Bordeaux. This Premier Cru benefits from exceptionally good natural conditions, both in the quality of the soil, the position of its vines and their exposure to the sun. It is regarded today as one of the world's greatest wine. ...

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Vintage 1978

Bordeaux Vintage Report / 1978 turned out to be a very good vintage particularly in Pauillac and St Julien.

“The miracle vintage”. Just about everything that could go wrong went wrong until mid-August. But thanks to the beautiful sun and the heat from that moment on, the vintage was saved. The best wines come from Médoc and Graves. Château La Mission Haut Brion produces the wine of the vintage. I had very good bottles of Châteaux Margaux, L...

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Tasting note

color

Medium

ending

Medium

flavors

Leather

nose

Intense

recommend

No

taste

Low alcohol content, Medium tannin, Complex, Medium-bodied, Rich, Elegant and Dry

Written Notes

Excellent looking half-bottle. Not the darkest colour I've seen but had some good depth with a touch of purple. This is one of those odd wines that never taste the same as the previous bottle. I have had only few outstanding bottles, with the rest being uninteresting and poor wines. Anyway, this was one of the good guys with clean, open mint nose. An elegant, medium-bodied wine with firm body. Perhaps a bit too acidic for my taste, but otherwise fairly well balanced with plenty of soft tannins and concentrated fruit. The finish was quite simple, dry and short. More enhanced than expected, but not groovy. At its peak now and will not improve.
  • 88p
The 1978 Mouton Rothschild was another pleasant Mouton with a nice nose and more fruit than I expected. A hint of wood accompanied great charcoal and spice in this kicker of a nose. It seemed almost more Margaux than Mouton, and someone observed, ‘light body but full flavor concentration’ (90).
  • 90p

A level fill, soaked cork. Ruby with brick rim. Leather, somewhat exotic, cassis, plums, cherries, rich if not too intense nose, spices and sweet tobacco. Fresh acidity, tannins soon gone, somewhat lean, mouthwatering if not a great Mouton, it manages to give more pleasure than most wines at this score. 90

 

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Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Average

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None
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