Chateau Mouton Rothschild   Le Petit Mouton

2019 Le Petit Mouton

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2019 Le Petit Mouton from Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The esteemed 2019 vintage in Bordeaux was marked by a remarkable harmony of climatic conditions, graciously sparing the vines from climatic extremes. At the revered Château Mouton Rothschild, these serendipitous skies have given birth to a sibling with charisma to spare: the 2019 Le Petit Mouton. This particular year for the winery has, I dare say, wrought a wine with a tapestry of complexity that will enrapture the senses.

 

A Vintage Embossed With Harmony

The 2019 Le Petit Mouton takes you on an olfactory journey with an array of ripe blackberries, hints of tobacco and the mineral whiff of Pauillac terroir. On the palette, there's a luxurious mingling of cassis and dark cherry notes, cradled in an embrace of refined tannins - a testament to the meticulous barrel-aging process to which the château’s vintagers are beholden.

This investment-worthy offspring of a leading heritage does not shy away from presenting a full-bodied experience that is indicative of both a favourable growing season and masterful vinification. The structured, yet inviting nature of this wine is bound to evolve splendidly, offering an opportunity for collectors to witness its transformation over time.

 

Vintage Investment Appeal

For investors apprehensive about putting their trust in younger vintages, the 2019 Le Petit Mouton will dispel your hesitancy. Within it lies the potential for storied maturation and an ability to stand as one of Bordeaux's sterling investments, rivaling even its elder siblings in depth and sophistication.

The financial allure resides in its balance; it's not merely powerful but poised. The 2019 Le Petit Mouton showcases a laudable finesse - a result of the Pauillac appellation’s exceptional conditions in this year - making it an astute addition to any discerning portfolio.

In summary, this compelling cuvée embodies the fortitude and elegance befitting its noble lineage. Collectors and connoisseurs would do well to secure allocations of the 2019 Le Petit Mouton from Château Mouton Rothschild; for within its depths lies not just a beverage but an evolving legacy awaiting patient appreciation.

Current market price

$3,090.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

143.08

Scores and tasting notes

92-94

Composed of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot, harvested from the 18th of September to the 5th of October, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2019 Le Petit Mouton charges out of the glass with gregarious scents of baked black cherries, plum preserves and blackcurrant cordial followed by hints of cumin seed, candied violets and licorice with a waft of dried Provence herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate has a real skip in its step, offering fresh, cheery black berry flavors and a grainy texture, supported by oodles of freshness, finishing long with invigorating spice and herbal sparks.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 9 June 2020

Vintage performance