2017 le petit mouton de mouton rothschild, pauillac
Why We're Buying
Château Mouton Rothschild ranks as one of the most prestigious wineries, not just in France but the world. The estate is responsible for ultra-expensive wines, including Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild. The second label retails for well over $300 per bottle and appreciated 60% from 2017 to 2021.
An unusually Cabernet-dominated blend that's 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in 50% new French oak, the 2017 Le Petit Mouton De Mouton Rothschild boasts a deep ruby/purple color to go with classic Pauillac notes of blackcurrants, lead pencil, graphite, and green tobacco. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and surprisingly powerful, it has a soft attack yet builds beautifully on the palate, with ripe tannins and a great finish.