"I am a little bit speechless about this one"
So said James Suckling who awarded Mouton Rothschild 2018 a perfect 100 points. He added, "I have not seen such earthy and totally deep character of the soil in a young Mouton in my career. Of course, I didn’t taste 1945 or 1959 when they were young, but I have been lucky enough to have a few bottles in my life. There is really terroir-driven character to this. Layered and so intense with polished and incredible tannins."
Label Design for 2018
One of the most important contemporary Chinese artists, Xu Bing, was commissioned to illustrate the 2018 label. The artwork reflects the artist's work on the illusory splendour of appearances as manifested by his Square Word Calligraphy, which resembles traditional Chinese characters but is actually composed of the letters of the Latin alphabet. The characters in the artwork are designed to reveal themselves to the attentive reader one after the other, in the same way that the aromas and flavours of a very fine wine, with patience, are also gradually discovered.
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