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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

Produced from an exceptional terroir, Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild is the second wine of Château Mouton Rothschild.

Made with grapes from selected younger vines in the illustrious First Growth vineyard, it is harvested, vinified and bottled with the same scrupulous attention to detail. Harvested in small, open baskets, fermented in the Mouton oak vats, matured in oak barrels in the traditional way, all the conditions are met for the wine to express the elegance and richness of a great Pauillac.

In order to link the second wine more closely with its famous elder, illustrated by great artists since 1945, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild has chosen a label for Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild inspired by a drawing by the famous poster artist Jean Carlu.

A variation on the theme of the vine, the powerfully coloured drawing combines sensual shape with the clean geometries of the Art Deco style. It was made in 1927, following the artist’s design in the same period for the label for Château Mouton Rothschild 1924.
The first vintage, 1993, was called Le Second Vin de Mouton Rothschild, but it has borne its definitive name (which has a family connotation, Petit Mouton being the name of Baroness Philippine’s residence in the heart of the estate) since the following year, 1994.

 

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Tasted in April 2016. Really well-made, tasty fruit, splendid backbone, structure and fruity finish. Fine second wine.

  • 92p
Deep colour. Dark cherry, black currant herb garden aromas. Well concentrated wine with lovely fruit density and richness. Creamy black currant elderberry fruit, fine grainy tannins and savoury mocha oak. 2nd wine of Mouton. Great for this marque. 93 points
  • 93p
Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Initially slightly closed, but opening up well with some oxygen. Rather restrained fruit and discreet spiciness. On the palate almost opulent, well structured with velvety tannins, fine fruit. On the palate almost more fruit expression than on the nose. Promising potential with a lot of character.
  • 94p

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Pauillac, Bordeaux

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Le Petit Mouton 2015  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

Tasted in April 2016. Really well-made, tasty fruit, splendid backbone, structure and fruity finish. Fine second wine.

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93p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Le Petit Mouton 2015  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

"Deep colour. Dark cherry, black currant herb garden aromas. Well concentrated wine with lovely fruit density and richness. Creamy black currant elderberry fruit, fine grainy tannins and savoury mocha oak. 2nd wine of Mouton. Great for this marque. 93 points"

1y 27d ago

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 Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Le Petit Mouton 2015  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

"Medium full plum. A quite lovely wine, very charming, with bags of finesse, the nose has redcurrant and toasty coffee notes, the palate is quite firm and strict with a lovely juicy freshness. The finish hangs well, great elegance. 91-94/100 2023-2035"

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94p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Le Petit Mouton 2015  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Initially slightly closed, but opening up well with some oxygen. Rather restrained fruit and discreet spiciness. On the palate almost opulent, well structured with velvety tannins, fine fruit. On the palate almost more fruit expression than on the nose. Promising potential with a lot of character. "

1y 1m ago

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