Red

1998 Château Mouton Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2011 - 2037 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 171

  • Lipsman wrote: 94 points

    January 5, 2021 - Quite nice with a bit of barnyard, complex dark fruits and, unfortunately, a thin finish. Still quite enjoyable. Similar to bottles in previous years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Steve Hutto wrote: 88 points

    December 25, 2020 - Decanted 1 hour. Drank over an hour. Weak mid palette. Disappointing for what it is.

    Update. After a 6 hour decant, the wine has improved and next bottle I will slow ox for 24 hours and decant for 6 hours before drinking. 92 after 6 hour decant.

  • Wim de Leeuw Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 25, 2020 - Kleur: Diep donkerrood met een lichte oranjebruine verkleuring aan de rand. Aroma / bouquet: Vermoedelijk ben ik positief vooringenomen als het om Mouton gaat, mijn wijnliefde begon met een fles Mouton Rothschild 1973. Maar deze '98 Mouton overtuigt vanaf de eerste impressie. Een delicaat maar aangenaam, complex en verfijnd bouquet. Donker gedroogd fruit, cederhout, specerijen, leer en een vleugje tabak. Smaak / Afdronk: In de mond is deze wijn niet minder overtuigend. Enerzijds boterzacht en fluwelig in de mond, maar anderzijds bieden de fraai gerijpte tannines de wijn structuur en een prettige, subtiel bittere, bite. Mooie balans tussen zuren, tannines, alcohol en vulling. Een buitengewoon lange afdronk. Algemeen / potentieel: Mouton does not change. Ik hoop alle (nog drinkbare) Moutons vanaf 1973 te proeven. Dat is zelden een teleurstelling, vanavond was het een feest! En desondanks heb ik twijfels bij de drinkbaarheidsindicatie van WA, die de wijn als drinkbaar inschat tot 2035. Ik twijfel of deze wijn beter gaat worden en vooral of hij in de komende 15 jaren niet aan overtuigingskracht verliest. 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 13 + Smaak / Afdronk: 18 + Algemeen / potentieel: 9 = 95/100

    Color: Deep dark red with a slight orange-brown discoloration at the edge. Aroma / bouquet: Presumably I am positively biased when it comes to Mouton, my wine love started with a bottle of Mouton Rothschild 1973. But this '98 Mouton convinces from the first impression. A delicate but pleasant, complex and refined bouquet. Dark dried fruit, cedarwood, spices, leather and a hint of tobacco. Taste / Finish: On the palate, this wine is no less convincing. On the one hand buttery soft and velvety on the palate, but on the other hand the beautifully aged tannins provide the wine with structure and a pleasant, subtly bitter, bite. Nice balance between acids, tannins, alcohol and filling. An exceptionally long finish. General / potential: [/ i] Mouton does not change. I hope to taste all (still drinkable) Moutons from 1973. That is rarely a disappointment, tonight it was a party! And nevertheless I have doubts about WA's drinkability rating, which estimates the wine as drinkable until 2035. I doubt whether this wine will get better and especially whether it will not lose its persuasiveness in the next 15 years. 50 + Color: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 13 + Taste / Finish: 18 + General / potential: 9 = 95/100

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  • dkentaustin Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 14, 2020 - Opened 1 hour prior to first taste - nose was muted but old world notes present. Little discombobulated on the palate upon first sips. 2 hours in the nose becomes more rounded with raspberry, rhubarb followed by blueberry on the palate. Light red color rim and a lighter flavor gracing the palate. Lovely fragrant wine with leather and sandalwood with some wet tobacco intermixed. Overall beautiful old school wine.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Zweder wrote: 96 points

    October 10, 2020 - Bordeaux 1996 Left bank versus 1998 Right bank (more or less) (By SK In Vught Aan het Fornuis): Beautiful and luxurious bouquet with dark berries, oak and cedar. On the palate juicy dark berries and some chocolate. Still slightly sticky tannin. Not extremely concentrated, but certainly a delicious wine with a future of at least another decade.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/24/2015 (link) 92 points

    (Château Mouton Rothschild) Dark red violet color; ripe black currant, black raspberry nose; tasty, rich, ripe black currant, blackberry, berry preserves, cedar palate; long finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/16/2003 (link) 91 points

    (Château Mouton Rothschild) Nice, slightly gamey nose; seamless cassis, berry palate, lacking the depth of the '98 Lafite and Latour; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Mouton Rothschild
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 000000097536, 0400009699074, 071570017583, 1000000000182, 3251093212550, 3364420025386, 341946611702, 400001335796, 400003759996, 5750000157482

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  • Pending Delivery 146 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,944 (75%)
  • Consumed 2,484 (23%)

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