95-100 / 100
95-100 / 100
Label Slightly damaged
To create the Château Mouton Rothschild 1998 label, the managers chose to honor the work of Mexican Rufino TAMAYO who died a few years earlier. Initially, this original work was to adorn the label of the 1990 vintage, but fate decided otherwise. The painting reveals a “Brindis”, the man who toasts: a banal popular ritual that Tamayo transfigures, under a glowing sun, into a striking allegory of the pleasure of tasting.
Château Mouton Rothschild 1998 offers aromas of black fruit, blackcurrant, leather with mineral nuances. This Premier Cru Classé is made from 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE 1998
DOMAINE DE LA GRANGE DES PERES 1998
CHÂTEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1998
CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY DUCASSE 1998
(05-2018) Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 1998 Mouton Rothschild is deep garnet-brick in color with lovely crème de cassis, dried roses, hoisin and baking spice notes with underlying notions of dried cherries and mulberries plus touches of wood smoke, incense and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and packed with rich fruit framed by firm, chewy tannins, it is stacked with complex, evolving flavors and finishes with incredibly long-lasting perfumed notes. According to winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, this needs about three hours of decanting at this stage. I simply love the place this wine is in right now, possessing plenty of mature, tertiary characters yet still sporting bags of fruit. It won’t be fading anytime soon either and should cellar nicely for 20-25+ more years.
(01-2015) Impressed by Mouton in this under-rated vintage. A generous wine that is at its peak, revealing the flamboyant, ripe side of Mouton. Classic Pauillac cedar box, violet and cassis notes with a lingering finish.