Bordeaux

2014 Petit Mouton

$913.00
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Gun metal, blackcurrants, stones and blueberries. Sweet tobacco, too. Full-bodied, firm and powerful. Very minerally. 93% cabernet. Needs three to four years to soften. Layered and beautiful. Second wine of Mouton. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
93 POINTS
James Suckling

Gun metal, blackcurrants, stones and blueberries. Sweet tobacco, too. Full-bodied, firm and powerful. Very minerally. 93% cabernet. Needs three to four years to soften. Layered and beautiful. Second wine of Mouton.

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92 POINTS
Wine Spectator

Very pure, with a gorgeous core of cassis and plum fruit infused with a bright anise note, all draped over a solid but rounded structure. Iron-edged grip pulls everything into tight focus, ending with a mouthwatering echo. Best from 2020 through 2030.

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

With its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, this second wine of Mouton-Rothschild is packed with black currant fruit as well as the intense acidity of the vintage. The fruit is rich, ripe and dark with tannins and black plum flavors. There is spice and toast from the wood aging that will soften as the wine ages. Drink from 2023.

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92 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

The 2014 Le Petit Mouton has quite a sophisticated bouquet with black fruit, black truffle, pencil box and a light marine influence. The palate is medium-bodied with a graphite-driven entry, the acidity very well judged, gently building towards an elegant, supple finish that seems to caress the mouth. These days, Le Petit Mouton is equal to many Grand Vin in Pauillac—a remarkable melioration over the last decade.

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2014 Le Petit Mouton has a deep and powerful bouquet with blackberry, raspberry preserve, cedar and sandalwood, pencil shavings (the latter becoming more and more evident with time in the glass.) The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, plenty of cedar and tar-infused black fruit offset by a fine thread of acidity. It is just missing some depth and fleshiness towards the finish that as a consequence feels a little austere and mean. But I suspect it will improve in bottle. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The Le Petit-Mouton is dark, rich and enveloping. The higher %age of Cabernet Sauvignon comes through in the wine's distinctive savory profile. Vivid and nuanced, the Petit Mouton is everything a second wine should be. A host of inky dark fruit, lavender and savory notes get an extra kick of freshness from the high acidity that is typical of the year.

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Steven Spurrier - Decanter

With 93% Cabernet, this is more briary and powerful than usual, but still finely structured. The Mouton richness is there to come out.

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Winemakers Note

Petit Mouton, a great "second" wine

Since the 1993 vintage, Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild is the second wine of Château Mouton Rothschild and is produced from an exceptional terroir. Made with grapes from a selection of young vines in the illustrious First Growth vineyard, it benefits from the same attention that its elder brother. 

In order to link the second wine more closely with its famous elder Baroness Philippine de Rothschild has chosen a label inspired by a drawing of the famous poster artist Jean Carlu. It is a true reflection of the style of the wine: the powerfully coloured drawing combines sensual shape with the clean geometries of the Art Deco style. It was made in 1927, following the artist’s design in the same period for the label for Château Mouton Rothschild 1924.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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