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Mouton Rothschild drops its 2019 price by 30%

Following Cheval Blanc’s lead, Pauillac first growth Château Mouton Rothschild has released its 2019 vintage today at 30% less than its 2018 release price.

First growth Mouton Rothschild has followed Cheval Blanc’s lead and dropped its 2019 release price

As reported by Liv-ex, Mouton Rothschild 2019 has been released at €282 per bottle ex-negociant – a 30.8% drop on the €408 release price of the 2018 vintage.

The news of the significant price drop caused the Liv-ex website to temporarily crash this morning, with volumes of the vintage being offered to the market down by 20%, making the wine all the more desirable and in demand.

Mouton 2019 is being offered by the international trade at £3,588 per case, a decrease of 29.8% on the 2018 release price of £5,112 per case.

American critic James Suckling gave the wine, which includes 90% Cabernet in the blend, a glittering 99-100 point score, describing it as “powerful with finesse” and “extremely persistent”. 

Château Mouton Rothschild has lowered its 2019 price by 30%

The Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW was equally charmed by the 13.5% ABV claret, giving it 98-100 points and calling it “a legend in the making”. Wine Lister CEO, Ella Lister, found Mouton 2019 to be “floral, elegant and stately”.

“This offer looks to present very good value indeed, pitching what many regard as one of Mouton’s great wines at a 30% discount to wines of a similar ilk,” Liv-ex said.

“The least expensive recent vintage of Mouton on the market, the 2019 vintage enters the market well below the 2018 and 2016, and 18% under the 2015,” Wine Lister reported. “The release price will no doubt see demand soar all the more,” it added.

The 2019 vintage of the château’s second wine, Petit Mouton, was also released today at £1,764 per case, down 16.9% on the 2018 case price of £2,124, making it the most affordable Petit Mouton on the market.

As reported by Liv-ex, James Suckling awarded the wine 96-97 points and praised its “integration of fruit and tannins”. Ella Lister describes is as “lifted and moreish, full of promise yet so approachable already”.

Also out of the blocks this morning was Pauillac fifth growth Clerc Milon 2019, which was released at €48 per bottle ex-négociant, down 20% on the 2018 release price of €60.

Liv-ex reports that the wine, which Suckling says is “precise and driven”, is being offered at £624 per case, a dip of 14.8% on the 2018 release price of £732.

Finally, fellow Pauillac fifth growth, Château d’Armailhac, also released its 2019 vintage this morning at €28.8 per bottle ex-negociant, down 17.2% on the 2018’s opening price of €34.8.

As reported by Liv-ex, the wine, which is part of the Mouton stable, is being offered at £372 per case, down 11.4% on the 2018 release price of £420 per case.

“A ‘rugby player in black tie’ is how managing director Philippe Dhalluin describes d’Armailhac, and 2019 is no exception – it’s bulky and boisterous,” Ella Lister said. The release price puts it at a similar level to the 2017, 2014, 2013 and 2015 vintages.

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