Chateau Mouton Rothschild   Le Petit Mouton

2000 Le Petit Mouton

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2000 Le Petit Mouton from Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Pivotal years in viticulture imprint a legacy that transcends generations, and the Millennium vintage of the coveted 2000 Le Petit Mouton from Château Mouton Rothschild offers a distinctive journey into the attributes of an exceptional year. As we uncork this treasure from Pauillac, its maturity reminds us of the weight of time and the remarkable capability of Bordeaux's landscape to capture it in a bottle.

 

A Testament of Terroir and Time

What sets the 2000 Le Petit Mouton apart is its seamless integration of complex flavors developed throughout two decades of careful cellaring. This vintage mirrors the exemplary conditions of Bordeaux at the turn of the century; a consistent growing season followed by an idyllic September ensured optimal ripeness while preserving essential acidity - a balance reflected in the wine's skilled composition.

The 2000 masterpiece hits notes of cassis and pencil shavings synonymous with Pauillac but adds layers of depth with evolved nuances: leather, tobacco, and truffle dance on the palate. The synergy between the expressive fruit core and tertiary aromas is emblematic of an investment-grade wine at its peak maturity, demonstrating finesse rather than sheer power.

 

Investing in History with Every Sip

For fine wine investors, this vintage represents a confluence of heritage and hedonism. From the revered Château Mouton Rothschild, every bottle holds quintessential claret pleasure and serves as a beacon for collectors who seek both gustatory satisfaction and appreciative potential.

Tenderly cradled by tannins now rounded with age, the 2000 Le Petit Mouton retains an opulent structure that echoes the sunny days of its genesis, while basking in a dignified elegance only achieved through patient aging. Its story – from illustrious vine to storied vintage – resonates in each glass poured.

In conclusion, investing in the 2000 Le Petit Mouton not only secures a piece of vinous history but also promises enriching returns on both sensory and financial spectrums. A knowledgeable addition to any portfolio, this wine magnifies the stature of Château Mouton Rothschild through a lens focused on this singularly splendid year within Pauillac.

Market price (CAD)

$6,380.00

12x75cl

Highest score

88

POP score

478.75

Scores and tasting notes

88

An unusual blend of 70% Cabernet Franc, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Merlot, the 2000 Le Petit Mouton is herbal and cedary, and just not my style, but I admire its singularity, purity, and overall balance. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 April 2003

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