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Le Petit Mouton 2017

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

This is the rarely-seen second wine of Mouton Rothschild. Normally sold to previous buyers only.

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Tasting Notes

The 2017 Le Petit Mouton is noticeably deep in colour. The bouquet is one of my favourites among the range with ebullient blackberry, raspberry, orange rind and Cuban cigar aromas that burst from the glass with wonderful detail. The 17 months in 50% new oak has ensured that the wood is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins. Philippe Dhalluin told me that it underwent a severe selection, representing just 21% of the production of Mouton-Rothschild. That really tells since there is wonderful harmony and precision towards the finish Le Petit Mouton is certainly growing up. Superb. Drink 2023-2045.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, February 2020

Lots of sweet tobacco and wet earth with currants, too. Full body and round, polished tannins that are creamy and beautiful. A little reserved and shy now. A blend of 81% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot and 2% cabernet franc. Second wine of Ch√Ęteau Mouton Rothschild. Try in 2022.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (June 2019), January 2020
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