Chateau Mouton Rothschild   Le Petit Mouton

2009 Le Petit Mouton

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2009 Le Petit Mouton from Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 2009 vintage in Bordeaux was met with laud and celebration, paving the way for masterpieces in viticulture, not least the illustrious Le Petit Mouton from Château Mouton Rothschild. This particular year was blessed with optimal weather conditions that allowed the grapes to reach a level of maturity and balance seldom matched, creating a powerful yet polished expression of Pauillac.


An Investment in Elegance and Excellence

Eminent among its peers, this second wine from the revered Château Mouton Rothschild provides an opportunity for fine wine investors to engage with the prestigious Rothschild pedigree. The 2009 Le Petit Mouton exhibits a tapestry of complex flavors indicative of its august lineage.

The palate is greeted with an abundance of dark fruits, blackberry and plums, that weave seamlessly with notes of cedar and subtle spice thanks to the impeccable aging in oak barrels. The fine-grained tannins and precise acidity reveal themselves in a harmonious dance that leads to a commanding, lingering finish.


Distinctive Attributes of a Stellar Vintage

The robust yet refined structure of this 2009 Pauillac signals a vintage where power meets elegance. It is a testament to the adroit winemaking and favorable climatic conditions that define this exceptional year. While it shares the DNA of its illustrious first wine, it stands alone with its accessible character without compromising complexity or depth.

Savvy collectors will revel in the investment potential as this wine not only delights the palate today but promises further finesse and grace with additional cellaring. The 2009 Le Petit Mouton is undeniably a compelling addition to any discerning investor’s portfolio.

To encapsulate, the 2009 Le Petit Mouton echoes the brilliance of Pauillac in an exceptional vintage year—a true reflection of vinous artistry and investment wisdom. Laden with ripe fruits, aristocratic tannins, and an enduring finish, this wine is poised gracefully at the apex where pleasure meets potential gain.

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Aromas of smoke, bacon and ripe fruits, follow through to a full body, with lots of blackberries and bramble berries. Velvety tannins, with lovely intensity and balance. Gorgeous wine. Second wine of Mouton-Rothschild. 63% Cabernet Sauvignon. 22% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc.

James Suckling -, February 14th 2012


The 2009 Le Petit Mouton is deep garnet colored and saunters out of the glass with bold black cherries, warm cassis and plum preserves notions plus hints of menthol, sassafras, black pepper and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely coated with generous black fruits, framed by plush tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 14 March 2019


Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Le Petit Mouton has improved in bottle since I tasted it last year. The 2009 has a lovely, defined, exuberant bouquet with luscious pure black fruit that is pure and utterly refined: blackberry, dark plum and graphite mingling with sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, quite fleshy opening. There is a roundness and sensuality to this wine, with a touch of VA lending its a Tuscan allure towards the generous, almost exotic finish. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2013


The 2009 vintage is administrator Philippe Dalhuin's finest effort to date. I don't think I have ever enjoyed a Le Petit Mouton (which represents 27% of their total production) more than his 2009, which is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Dense ruby/purple, with plenty of ripeness, it displays the famous Mouton creme de cassis intermixed with spring flowers, licorice and some background forest floor notes. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #199

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