Le Petit Mouton, Pauillac
Château Mouton Rothschild

Le Petit Mouton, Pauillac, 2022


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vintage

En primeur
En Primeur
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2022
3x75cl
EP
£549.00

2022
6x75cl
EP
£1,098.00


Le Petit Mouton, Pauillac, 2022

2022

Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

Produced from 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2022 Petit Mouton, whilst not as profound or elegant as the grand vin, shares many of the same characteristics. Dark and shimmering fruit with graceful contours, hints of spice, humidor, black fruit pastels and liquorice. Vibrant, rich, but not heavy, the core of black cherry, vanilla and Asian spices is very alluring. One feels there's still a lot in reserve. Finishes with well-judged tannins laced with graphite and mocha notes. A very smart Petit Mouton.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
05/2023

Notes
The 2022 Le Petit Mouton has an intense bouquet with violet infused cassis and blackberry fruit, just a faint touch of Medjool dates in the background. It opens extremely confidently in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. Structured, granular in texture and multi-layered, it's quite difficult to recognize this as a mere Deuxieme Vin. Long on the aftertaste, this is an outstanding Le Petit Mouton.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
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Château Mouton Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild

Viticulture at the Mouton estate dates back to the early 18th century when Joseph de Brane purchased the estate from the Segur family. The wines’ reputation grew, but following the sale to a Parisian banker, Isaac Thuret, the estate’s fortunes took a turn for the worse. The estate gradually fell into a state of disrepair. Although Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild purchased the estate in 1853, it was too late to turn the estate around in time for the 1855 classification. Originally entered as a 2nd growth, years of investment by the Rothschild family saw the property elevated to 1st growth status in 1973.

There are 75 hectares rising to an altitude of 40 metres just to the north of Pauillac. Plantings are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), with 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and just 2% Petit Verdot. The estate also produces a white wine, Aile d’Argent from their plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. Herve Berland, responsible for much of the estate’s progress over the past decade has recently moved to Chateau Montrose, but Philippe Dhalluin remains in charge of the cellar and will no doubt continue to push the qualitative bar ever higher.

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