Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild 2020

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Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 2020

Grapes: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, 84ha vineyard on deep gravel soil, hand harvested, aged in French oak barrels

The second wine of First Growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Produced from the younger vines in the Mouton vineyards.

Producer Note

The wine is dark red with a carmine hue. The nose releases a highly complex bouquet on which aromas of morello cherry and peony mingle with nutmeg notes. The full and succulent attack ushers in a balanced and harmonious mid-palate over close-knit, precise tannins which underpin a rich body with intense flavours of perfectly ripe black fruit. The flavourful finish lingers long on chocolate notes.

Critics' Tasting Notes:

"The 2020 Le Petit Mouton benefits from the fact that the grand vin this year derives almost exclusively from the estate's core gravel terraces, meaning that many parcels that were included in, for example, the 2018 Mouton ended up in the Petit Mouton in 2020. Offering up aromas of cassis, cigar wrapper and violets, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a broad attack and a layered, concentrated mid-palate."

93/100 points, William Kelley, WINE ADVOCATE, April 2023

"Elegant, sophisticated, long, clean and expansive, this is showing just great due to all its layers of perfectly ripe, red fruits, silky tannins, length and freshness. There is a real verve here, with concentration, sweetness, lift and complexity allowing the wine to age and evolve. The finish leaves you with more of those sweet, ripe, juicy berries. Today the second wine of Mouton Rothschild is superior to every vintage of Mouton produced in the 70s and in most of the 80s!"

95/100 points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, May 2021

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Bordeaux Blend
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