le petit mouton de mouton rothschild, pauillac 2018
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

2018 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.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Le Petit Mouton is blended of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 10 to October 3. It represents about 26% of the total crop and has 14% alcohol—the alcohol has never been this high! Deep garnet-purple, it comes bounding out of the glass with sit-up-and-beg notes of crème de cassis, plum preserves and mulberries plus nuances of chocolate box, Chinese five spice, licorice and candied violets. Full-bodied, rich and oh-so-hedonic, the palate is packed with juicy black fruit layers wrapped in a firm, velvety structure, with loads of fragrant spice layers on the very long finish. (LPB) 92-94+