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Le Petit Mouton 2005

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2005Le Petit MoutonBT1 \ 0122,680.001288/90 RP12297.7777706666790.0088.00Petit Mouton0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2005 Le Petit Mouton, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is a charming, plush, medium-bodied effort displaying loads of fruit and character. It should drink well for 15+ years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (164), April 2006

The Le Petit Mouton 2005 has a ripe, quite intense bouquet: raspberry coulis, sage, cloves and a touch of undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, nicely balanced with a mulberry and red plum finish that is delightful, even if it does not quite have the precision or sophistication of more recent vintages. This is drinking beautifully now but it will continue to cruise for another decade.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2015
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, February 2008

Tasted blind. Very sweet start and then so fluid and lively. Very nice wine with great balance. Fruit already evolving, but lots of tannins stored underneath for the future.
Drink 2015-2040

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2017

Quite a rich, velvety nose. Tough finish so not quite integrated yet. Lots of raw ingredient but they remain ingredients and a bit raw. 13%
Drink 2019-2035

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2015
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Slightly weak rim. Warm, toasty nose. Very rich sweet palate entry and then a little crispness. Not nearly ready. Velvety texture until the very end, when the tannins really make their presence felt. Dry finish

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2009

This is the second wine of Mouton Rothschild. In 2005 only 60% of Mouton's production was used for the grand vin with 20% going into Petit Mouton and a further 20% being sold off in bulk. In previous vintages grapes that made this wine would have been used for Mouton itself. It is made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc (just about all Mouton's Cabernet Franc production this year) and 20% Merlot. It is being elevaged in 60% new oak and has an impressive black colour and lots of cassis fruit, Very much a junior version of the great Mouton Rothschild itself.

Farr Vintners, April 2006
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