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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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A quite "classic" Petit Mouton with dark purple red colour, violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of fresh blackcurrants and discreet hints of graphite, restrained toasting aroma, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. On the palate ripe tannins, elegant freshness, juicy fruit with a touch of sweetness. A wonderful wine with excellent structure, weight and length. 94

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Ruby. Fruity, blackberries, anise, some exotic spices, elegant and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, anise, detailed and nuanced, long. 92-94

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Pauillac, Bordeaux

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94p
 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Le Petit Mouton 2016  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

A quite "classic" Petit Mouton with dark purple red colour, violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of fresh blackcurrants and discreet hints of graphite, restrained toasting aroma, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. On the palate ripe tannins, elegant freshness, juicy fruit with a touch of sweetness. A wonderful wine with excellent structure, weight and length. 94

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Le Petit Mouton 2016  ( Château Mouton-Rothschild )

Ruby. Fruity, blackberries, anise, some exotic spices, elegant and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, anise, detailed and nuanced, long. 92-94

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