Mouton Rothschild 2015 has been released at €384 per bottle ex-negociant, up 60% on 2014 (€240). It is being offered by the international trade at £4,260 per 12×75. This is 83.6% higher than the opening price for the 2014 (£2,320).
Mouton Rothschild 2015 received 97-99 from Neal Martin, who described it as “a classic Mouton Rothschild that will live for 50 or 60 years, not a million miles away from say, the 1986 and 2010.”
In terms of pricing, the new wine is indeed “not a million miles away” from the 2010, with its release price of £4,260 pitching it well above recent vintages. It matches the current market price of the 2005, which scored 97 from Robert Parker and 98 from Neal Martin – and has nearly a decade in bottle.
Recent vintages of Mouton Rothschild have offered similar returns to Margaux. Buyers would have lost money on the 2009, 2010 and 2011, which were first offered for £7,800 and £7,750 and £3,770 per 12×75 respectively. Buyers of 2007 and 2008, released at £2,450 and £1,750 respectively, have made the greatest gains so far.
Petit Mouton 2015 has also been released today at €102 per bottle ex-negociant, up 30.8% on 2014 (€78). It is being offered by the international trade at £1,140 per 12×75. This is 50.8% higher than the opening price for the 2014 (£756).
As with Pavillon Rouge, the ten most recent Petit Mouton vintages are priced within a relatively tight range. The 2015 is positioned at the lowest end of this. Neal Martin, awarding the wine 91-93, questioned whether it really was a second wine and suggested it was renamed “Le Grand Mouton”, observing that it was a “completely different wine” to the “humdrum” vintages of the 1990s.
As the chart below shows, for those lucky enough to buy it, Petit Mouton has given positive returns in all of the last ten vintages.