x
  • Country ranking ?

    2 901
  • Producer ranking ?

    39
  • Decanting time

    -
  • 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.

 

Read more
Close

Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

Be the first one to make a 20s tasting note!

Written Notes

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

Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Other wines from this producer

Aile d'Argent

Château Mouton-Rothschild

Highlights

Latest news

WINERY NEWS E.Guigal / Maison Guigal acquires Domaine de Nalys in Châteauneuf-du-Pape The famous Rhône produ  more ...
VINTAGE NEWS: 2016 / Australia Vintage 2016 Report / The Australian wine sector recorded increases in the average pu  more ...
WINERY NEWS Henschke / 2016 Vintage Reports: Eden Valley, barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills EDEN VALLEY – 2016   more ...
WINERY NEWS Far Niente / Far Niente Wine Estates Acquires Prestigious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Located in the Ruth  more ...
WINERY NEWS Alois Lageder / Summa 20th anniversary  - To celebrate Summa’s 20th anniversary, 1.400 international  more ...
WINERY NEWS Schrader Cellars / Napa Valley’s Schrader Cellars sold to Constellation Brands Constellation Brands, Inc., the  more ...
WINERY NEWS Torres / MIGUEL A TORRES GIVEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY DB AND IMW Torres was given the award at a ce  more ...
WINERY NEWS Promontory / The story behind Napa's new blockbuster winery: Promontory Once upon a time, Bill Harlan race  more ...
WINERY NEWS Penfolds  / Penfolds Remembers Max Schubert   Two new wines aim to celebrate Max Schubert, but do they h  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Angelus / ANGELUS AFFECTED BY FROST Everything in the vineyard had been been in the best possible shape up   more ...
WINE NEWS: Dom Pérignon 2009 / Dom Pérignon will launch 2009 vintage before 2008 Dom Perignon has announced the launch of  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Sotheby’s $5m sale smashes records / .
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BWW - The world’s largest wine competition is beginning / Consumers all around the world will combine with thousands of professionals to choose the best wines in the world
WINERY NEWS Weingut Keller / Keller rieslings: they’re in the world’s top tier for a reason “If you want to   more ...
WINERY NEWS Domaine de la Romanée-Conti / Vintage Report 2016: A year of extremes that cannot be compared to any other one. The calm has re  more ...
WINE NEWS: Grange Hermitage 2012 / The 62nd consecutive vintage release of Grange, from the 2012 South Australian vintage, leads a dyna  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Malartic-Lagraviere / Yannick Alléno and Château Malartic-Lagravière: a Perfect Match The twice 3-s  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS The Finest Closure for Wine Without Fail / Breakthrough Technology Key to 100 Percent TCA Inspected Corks

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users. or to see wine moments from your world.

92p
 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.

8m 18d ago

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 2m ago

92p
 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"

1y 3m ago

94p
 Markus Del Monego MW / 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 3m ago

Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
Are you sure you want do delete this wine? All information will be lost.
Are you sure you want to recommend this wine?
Are you sure you want hide this written note ?
Are you sure you want show this written note ?

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now it's fast easy and totally free.
Register with Facebook   Register
Test II
Some wines are available for vote