The 1997 Mouton-Rothschild artist label was drawn by Niki de Saint Phalle. \nIs 1997 Mouton a good wine? \n1997 Mouton-Rothschild is not considered one of the greatest years. It was a warm and rainy year making wines which are more simple in flavor than the potential nuance they have in the best years. There is a lack of density in the wines causing them to have aged faster than vintages like 1996 and 1998. 1997 Mouton tastes like dark chocolate, leather, and potting soil. In this year, it’s a year for the label, not for the wine.