Chateau Mouton Rothschild   Le Petit Mouton

2010 Le Petit Mouton

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2010 Le Petit Mouton from Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

In the tapestry of Bordeaux vintages, the 2010 Le Petit Mouton stands out with the allure and confidence befitting its noble heritage. The year 2010 was exceptional in Pauillac, offering wines of remarkable structure and ageability. Château Mouton Rothschild's expertise is evident in their second wine, which delivers an exquisitely precise expression of the vintage's character.

 

The Epitome of Elegance and Complexity

One cannot simply discuss the 2010 vintage without acknowledging its power and poise; the Le Petit Mouton from this year encapsulates this duality with aplomb. The bouquet unfurls with dark fruit aromas interwoven with subtle hints of oak and earthy undertones—a nod to the gravelly terroirs that caress the roots of Mouton Rothschild’s vines. On the palate, this wine exhibits a symphony of blackcurrant and black cherry flavors nuanced by the silken tannins that are a hallmark of Château Mouton Rothschild's deft touch.

 

An Investment Worthy of Connoisseurs

With such balance and elegance, one can approach the 2010 Le Petit Mouton as both a connoisseur seeking pleasure and an investor pursuing growth. The superb conditions of the 2010 growing season have bestowed upon this wine a potential for longevity that astute investors look for. In a market where Bordeaux continues to reign, securing allocations of this stellar vintage promises a delightful journey through its maturation curve while enriching one's portfolio.

Indeed, when assessing wine investment potentials, it is this vintage's resilience through time that stands out. The 2010 Le Petit Mouton, with its poised evolution in bottle, is emerging as one of the most interesting opportunities for collectors tuned into Pauillac's rhythm.

In conclusion, discovery awaits within each glass of 2010 Le Petit Mouton from Château Mouton Rothschild; here lies a marriage between climatic fortitude and enological finesse that captivates both palate and portfolio alike. It remains unequivocally one of Pauillac's proudest offerings from an esteemed lineage—and a vintage that continues to unfurl its story in cellars across the globe.

Current market price

$3,650.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

136.88

Scores and tasting notes

96

This is clearly the best second wine that Mouton has ever made. Truly superb with blackberries and currants on the nose. Full body, with super velvety tannins. The length is so wonderful and delicious. Dense yet super balanced. Hard not to drink now. Better in 2018.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013

93

Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Le Petit Mouton gives up notes of sweaty leather, cherry cough syrup and baked blackcurrants with suggestions of damp soil, cedar chest and menthol. Full-bodied, the palate is decadently fruited with a firm, grainy frame and loads of freshness, finishing earthy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020

91

The Le Petit Mouton has a very pure, quite intense bouquet with expressive Cabernet Sauvignon: scents of blackberry, cassis and crushed violets – almost Margaux like in personality. The palate is medium-bodied with velvety smooth tannins. Black shifts to red fruits here with wild strawberry and raspberry notes, leading to a harmonious sensual finish. Very fine. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2013

91

It is a fabulous wine, but if you want to drink something reminiscent of Mouton Rothschild before 2025, it is probably worth taking a look at the 2010 Le Petit Mouton, which seems to be going from strength to strength at this estate. This wine has 14% natural alcohol because there is more Merlot in it. (Merlot is riper and ferments into slightly higher alcohol than Cabernet Sauvignon.) This wine represents 26% of the crop. The creme de cassis character is also present, along with tobacco leaf, cedar, and a more evolved, chocolaty, spicy note. Opulent, fleshy and round, it should drink well for two decades.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #205

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