Chateau Mouton Rothschild   Le Petit Mouton

2014 Le Petit Mouton

By Chateau Mouton Rothschild

2014 Le Petit Mouton from Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

In the lush, gravely landscapes of Pauillac, the heralded 2014 Le Petit Mouton consistently embarks on an inspiring journey from vine to bottle. This particular offspring of the esteemed Château Mouton Rothschild lineage has carved its niche within the fine wine landscape, both for its robust pedigree and for the evocative characteristics unique to the 2014 vintage.

 

A Vintage Defining Finesse and Structure

The 2014 vintage in Bordeaux was one punctuated by climatic challenges that, ultimately, crafted wines with intriguing complexity. Amidst an early season imbued with wet conditions followed by a resplendent August and a harmonious September, Le Petit Mouton emerged with poised elegance. The tactile refinement of tannins elicits an almost paradoxical strength within its velvety embrace – a testament to the meticulous care exercised in the vineyards and cellars.

On the palate, the wine unfurls layers of dark berries and cassis wrapped in a montage of cedar and tobacco notes – nuances reminiscent of the graveled terroir. The contribution of oak serves as a sophisticated scaffold, enhancing the textural éclat without overwhelming the sensorial ballet that is inherently Le Petit Mouton.

 

An Investment Worthy Jewel

Illuminating its heritage, this accomplished Pauillac bears witness to an exceptional craft through its measured expression of fruit and terroir. The 2014 Le Petit Mouton emerges as not only one of anticipation but also one of robust longevity. This wine invites fine wine investors to partake in its journey, promising blossoming complexity as it rests in repose. Its narrative charters a course of continued allure, positioning this 2014 iteration to sit prominently amidst collections with a discerning eye toward both pleasure and prestige.

As it integrates into resonance over time, this integral component to any investment portfolio will undoubtedly capture attention in any setting where connoisseurs gather, mirroring its enriching evolution with growing interest and admiration.

Current market price

$2,500.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

146.43

Scores and tasting notes

93-94

No tasting note available.

James Suckling - Jamesuckling.com (04/2015)

92

No tasting note available.

Tim Atkin - TimAtkin.com (04/2015)

91-94

No tasting note available.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator

92

The 2014 Le Petit Mouton has quite a sophisticated bouquet with black fruit, black truffle, pencil box and a light marine influence. The palate is medium-bodied with a graphite-driven entry, the acidity very well judged, gently building towards an elegant, supple finish that seems to caress the mouth. These days, Le Petit Mouton is equal to many Grand Vin in Pauillac—a remarkable melioration over the last decade.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2017

90-92

No tasting note available.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate

Vintage performance