Le Petit Mouton 2018

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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Le Petit Mouton, 2018

Tasting Notes Le Petit Mouton 2018

97-98

This is phenomenal with such dense and layered tannins that go on for minutes. It’s full-bodied with blackberries, blueberries and chocolate. Sexy and so beautiful. Not sure what to say here. Maybe it should have gone into the first wine?

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
92-94+

The 2018 Le Petit Mouton is blended of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 10 to October 3. It represents about 26% of the total crop and has 14% alcohol—the alcohol has never been this high! Deep garnet-purple, it comes bounding out of the glass with sit-up-and-beg notes of crème de cassis, plum preserves and mulberries plus nuances of chocolate box, Chinese five spice, licorice and candied violets. Full-bodied, rich and oh-so-hedonic, the palate is packed with juicy black fruit layers wrapped in a firm, velvety structure, with loads of fragrant spice layers on the very long finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
92

This is a serious, deep and beautifully enticing wine with plenty of that glossy, glamorous Petit Mouton appeal. Ripe damson in colour, it has more Merlot in the blend than a typical year because only a small amount of the variety made it through to the first wine. The Merlots were however, as you see at many Médoc properties, unusually rich and structured and this feels enveloping and hard to resist. Extraction was slow and careful and the liquorice, chocolate, grilled sarment notes are subtle but pressing. Yields were 28hl/ha whereas a usual year would be closer to 35hl/ha. 26% of overall production, a little less than usual, and 11% press wine.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
91-94

Fresh and pure, with a mouthwatering edge to the cassis and bitter plum flavors that form the core. A bright iron streak defines the finish. Very focused.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
90-93

The 2018 Le Petit-Mouton is unusual in that it contains a high (40%) amount of Merlot. Pliant, racy and supple, the Petit-Mouton should drink well with minimal cellaring. In many vintages, Petit-Mouton is a smaller-scaled version of the Grand Vin, but in 2018, the elevated presence of Merlot yields a wine that is quite different in style, with softer contours and a much gentler overall feel than is often the case. The blend is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Yields were about 28 hectoliters per hectare as opposed to 34-37.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Le Petit Mouton Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Le Petit Mouton 2018 Chateau Mouton Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2017 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,930.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2016 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,180.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2016 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,150.00 6x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2015 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,300.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2014 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,300.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2013 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,300.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2013 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £215.00 1x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,600.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,260.00 6x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2011 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,992.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2010 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,380.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2009 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,400.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,380.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2007 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,400.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2007 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,200.00 6x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2006 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,486.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2005 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,454.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2004 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,616.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2003 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,244.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2002 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,340.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2001 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,542.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,517.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 1999 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,544.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 1998 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,628.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 1997 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,400.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 1996 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,702.00 12x75cl