2020 - Petit Mouton Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Mouton Rothschild
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2027 - 2047
Case size
6x75cl
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2020 PETIT MOUTON PAUILLAC - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Mouton Rothschild
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2027 - 2047
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
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Case price £1,020.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, May 2021,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2020 Le Petit Mouton, which contains a relatively higher level of Cabernet Sauvignon this year, represents 36% of the total production. It has a wonderful, entrancing bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, freshly tilled soil, cedar and emerging floral scents of iris petal and incense. I love the energy on this not so "petit" Mouton. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and perfectly judged acidity, harmonious and poised with superb mineralité and tension toward the finish. So sophisticated. This is (yet another) great Le Petit Mouton. Drink 2025 - 2045

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, June 2021,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2020 Le Petit-Mouton is a gorgeous wine, but it’s quite different in style from many previous editions because of a high proportion (72%) of Cabernet Sauvignon. Silky and aromatic, but also quite reticent, the 2020 is going to need time to give its best. Bright red berry fruit, blood orange and striking lift from the Cabernet Franc offer tons of appeal. I especially like the aromatics here. Drink 2026 - 2040

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2021,
    Score: 94-96

    This really is a high-class 2nd wine with the DNA of its bigger brother Mouton Rothschild, particularly as some key parcels from the estate’s famous plateau have gone into the blend this year. The strong proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon (72%) is a dominant factor in the 2020. A mass of dark black fruits, blackberries and cassis burst out with hints of truffle and clove. The feeling of generosity and richness combines perfectly with the saline minerality and the ripe but dense tannins on the finish create a further layer of complexity. This wine will go all the way, superb.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, May 2021,
    Score: 94-96

    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! The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, 13.1% ABV.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2021,
    Score: 17.5

    Powerful, tense and very Pauillac. Fruit pure and mouth-filling with dark-fruit and graphite notes. Layers of fine-grained, powdery tannin provide a velvety texture as well as length and persistence. Certainly has the structure to age. (JL) 13.1%. Drink 2028 – 2045

  • JD

    Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2020 Le Petit Mouton De Mouton Rothschild is another powerful, concentrated wine, especially in the vintage, and it has a pure, incredibly Cabernet Sauvignon-driven style. Lots of blackcurrants, liquid violets, graphite, and rocky mineral notes emerge on the nose, and this medium to full-bodied, tightly knit, concentrated, structured second wine is going to need a good 4-5 years of bottle age, yet should have two decades of longevity.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2021,
    Score: 18+

    This is a sensational Le Petit Mouton and it has every bit as much finesse and elegance as any wine in this vintage. The fruit has great depth and power but delivered in a controlled, beautifully pure and resonant 13.1% alcohol framework. It is such a melodic and tender wine on the surface, but underneath there is great depth and genuine personality. In fact, I haven’t recognised this amount of character in this wine before and it seems that LPM is developing its own distinct signature and this is thoroughly fascinating. With such crystalline purity and freshness, it is amazing that the fruit has enough persistence and flavour to swallow the oak without any issue whatsoever. Layered and refined, this is a triumph for the Mouton family in 2020.

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Producer

Château Mouton Rothschild

Mouton Rothschild is the only wine to have been elevated to First Growth status since the original classification of the Medoc in 1855. The exceptional success and status of Chateau Mouton Rothschild can largely be attributed to one man: Baron Philippe de Rothschild. He recognised the extraordinary potential of the estate and devoted his life to ensuring that potential was realised. His work is now carried on by his charismatic daughter Baroness Philippine, ably assisted by Herve Berland. This most flamboyant and glamorous estate is famous for its artistic connections, embodied in the grand vins's label, redesigned each year by such legends as Picasso, Miro and Warhol. It is also renowned for its impeccably maintained visitor-friendly estate, but its impressive and well-deserved reputation is based above all on the opulence and excellence of its wines.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.