The Second Wine of the prestigious Premier Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac - Château Mouton Rothschild – Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild comes from a selection of vines located on the great terroir of Pauillac.
A challenging vintage for the Bordeaux region because of significant climatic contrasts, 2018 has nevertheless turned out to be one of the exceptional vintages at Château Mouton Rothschild. 2018 took place in two stages. The heavy rain of winter and mild, wet spring were followed by a magnificent summer with record sunshine. The hot weather and drought helped control the attacks of mildew. For this 2018 vintage, Château Mouton Rothschild began harvesting the reds on September 10 and ended on October 3. The berries harvested showed exceptional quality, endowed with a richness in sugars and tannins.
At the tasting, the Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild 2018 reveals a dark purple-purple colour at its core, as well as shades of carmine on the edges. Intensely expressive, the aromatic bouquet opens with notes of ripe red and black fruits. Swirling the glass reveals fresh notes of white pepper and liquorice. From the onset, the palate blossoms with a juicy mouthfeel and great richness. The tannic structure of the palate seduces with its texture, while the mid-palate evolves, presenting deliciously crunchy fruit, punctuated by touches of vanilla. The finish is persistent and very generous. A great Pauillac wine from Château Mouton Rothschild.