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On the 20th of June 2023, we have seen the release of Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2022
On the 20th June 2023, we now see the release of the first growth wine from Pauillac named Mouton Rothschild, and the price is up 22.9% on last years release. The ex negociant price is 420 Euro a bottle. The wine is being offered by the international trade for £6,216.00 per case of 12 bottles at 75cl each according to Liv-ex, and this will result in an increase of 21.9% on the opening price of the 2021's.
At this price, the 2016, 2014 and 2019 look better value in relation to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.
Liv-ex members ranked Mouton among the top ten wines of the 2022 vintage in this year’s En Primeur Survey.
Fair Value analysis
Using Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology, prices for Château Mouton Rothschild are 58.2% correlated to Neal Martin scores.
Buyers looking for other opportunities might want to consider the 2016 vintage, which has a Neal Martin (Vinous) score of 99 points. It comes at a small premium of 3.8% to today’s release.
The 2014 might also be of interest, which holds a score of 97 points and sits well below the Fair Value line. It has a Market Price of £4,599, a 26.0% discount to today’s release. Likewise, the 97-point 2019 is available at a 10.1% discount to the 2022.
Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 96-98, calling it ‘a Mouton-Rothschild determined to make a statement’. He makes note of the ‘powerful, almost burly’ profile, saying it ‘feels a bit like tasting Thor’s hammer at the moment’. He is overall optimistic, though: ‘It is, perhaps, how the 1986 tasted in its youth’.
‘A legend in the making’, writes Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Independent) who scored the wine at 98-100 points. She highlights its ‘explosive, intense’ flavours, adding that ‘it is amazing how classical this Mouton is.
Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux) gave the wine a score of 98 points, recommending that the wine ‘needs a long time before approaching’, but is a ‘thoroughly enjoyable experience’.
‘In a word: magnificent’, says Antonio Galloni (Vinous) who rated it at a range of 96-98 points.
Please see some of the scores taken from Liv-Ex as shown below:
(96 - 99)