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Le Petit Mouton 2015

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pauillac
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Le Petit Mouton feels a little closed on the nose, which displays pronounced undergrowth and sage-like aromas but is not quite endowed with the energy of the excellent Saint-Juliens. The fresh, vibrant palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity and fine precision toward the finish, so that it ends on a high note. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, July 2019

Extremely perfumed with dried flowers and dark berries such as plums and cherries. Sandalwood, too. Full body, integrated tannins and chocolate, walnut and cedar character. Goes on for minutes. Superb second wine of Mouton. Drink in 2022.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2018

This second label of Mouton Rothschild is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, representing approximately 25% of the crop. Medium-deep garnet purple colored, the 2015 Le Petit Mouton opens with ripe, seductive cassis, crushed blackberries and black forest cake notes giving way to hints of menthol, new leather, chargrill and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied with a bright, racy line of refreshing acidity cutting through the generous flavors, it has a solid frame of grainy tannins and a vibrant finish. Very impressive. 2020 - 2040

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Interim Fe), February 2018

Tasted blind. Glowing crimson. Sturdy and solid with hidden depths of savour. Dry but not drying finish. Really attractive wine. One of the most impressive vintages of this wine.
Drink 2025-2040

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2019

This is the second wine of Mouton Rothschild. In recent vintages it has benefited enormously from the relegation of much fruit that would previously have been used for the Grand Vin. The 2015 is made from 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby colour with a charming, ripe red fruit nose with a hint of cassis. The palate is generous and sweet with fleshy, succulent red fruits and approachable, soft tannins. Very easy-going and crowd pleasing, this will provide lots of early drinking pleasure.

Farr Vintners, March 2016

The winner of the second wines in 2015 is unquestionably the 2015 Le Petit Mouton De Mouton Rothschild, which is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend that includes 17% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Ripe, full-bodied, opulent and incredibly satisfying, with loads of crème de cassis, graphite, lead pencil and hints of tobacco, it has more depth and texture than most estate’s top wine. 2018 - 2038

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, November 2017
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The 2015 Le Petit Mouton was so impressive when I tasted it from barrel and it is damn impressive now that it is in bottle. It displays impressive precision and detail on the nose: black fruit, cedar and graphite, just a hint of violet borrowed from down in Margaux. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin, a brisk line of acidity, almost Burgundy-like in terms of texture thanks to its seamless, satin-textured finish. This comes highly recommended. Anticipated maturity: 2021 - 2040.

Neal Martin, March 2018

Very rich and chewy and polished. The soft and silky tannins coat your mouth. Full and savory. Excellent.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016
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