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Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild

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2018 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 95

Put your nose into a basket of freshly picked black and red berries and you'll get the idea of the perfume here. Dark in color, the perfectly ripe, sweet fruit is vibrant, juicy and polished. The wine is supple and disarmingly easy to taste but don't that let fool you, there is depth of flavor and the ability to age for at least two decades. The wine was fashioned from 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14% alcohol. This is so good it is hard to fathom that this only a second wine. With the exception of 1982 and 1986, this is better than any vintage of Mouton produced between 1962 and 1996! 94-96 Pts

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2017 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 93

Displaying a deep hue, the wine is full bodied, lush, polished and fresh. There is a depth of flavor, which arises on the palate with an attention-grabbing pageant of blackberries, cassis, tobacco and licorice. Thought-provoking to note the fact that this second wine is superior to every vintage of Mouton Rothschild produced in the 70s and most of the 80s. The exquisite balance was fashioned from 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 13.2% alcohol with a pH of 3.75

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2016 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 94

The freshness, refined tannins and elegant stylings are already really coming alive. The juiciness in the berries, the length, purity and energy in the perfectly ripe red fruits is impossible not to notice. The soft, silky finish with its hint of spice and polish shines in this vintage. With an uncommonly high percentage of Merlot in the blend, this wine was made using 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

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Showing a deep ruby color, the wine is silky, polished, rich and full bodied. There is a freshness and volume here, giving you a luscious texture and length on the palate, with ripe, sweet, berries and soft, silky tannins. It's hard to believe this is only a second wine. With an uncommonly high percentage of Merlot in the blend, this wine was made using 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc and reached 13.3% alcohol.

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2015 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 94

Lead pencil, cigar box, ash, crushed stone and rocks with dark red berries are on the nose and palate. Silky, soft, round textures, lush tannins and juicy, sweet fruits with tobacco finish everything off.

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Very spicy with fresh flowers, caramel, smoke, tobacco and blackberries in the bouquet, this wine is smooth, fresh and vibrant with soft tannins and a lush, supple quality of fruit that is enjoyed in the finish. With a high percentage of Merlot in the blend, this wine was made using 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and reached 13.3% alcohol. 92 - 94 Pts

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2014 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 92

Cassis, blackberry, tobacco and smoky aromas are paired perfectly with ripe, soft tannins and juicy cassis, in the medium/full bodied finish. This can definitely benefit from aging. Give it 4-6 years and you'll be happy you waited. The wine was produced from blending 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot.

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With 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot in the blend, this wine displays a beautiful color with espresso and sweet black cherries in the nose. Medium bodied, with a supple textured, spicy, fresh, sweet cherry finish. To illustrate how good this wine is today, this is better than any vintage of Mouton Rothschild produced in the 70's and most of the 80's! 92-93 Pts

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2013 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 90

Wet earth is the dominant character in the nose, complicated by the addition of earth, red fruits and tobacco. Medium bodied, and fresh, this juicy, red berry filled wine is something you can drink now, or wait a few more years on.

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The medium-bodied, forward style allows the soft, bright and spicy essence of cassis and blackberry to shine through. From 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot, this will be fun to drink on release. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 91

Spicy, fresh, medium bodied, forward, with true Pauillac character in its cassis and spicy, black raspberry finish.

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The wine pops with fresh grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach and waxy notes. The wine is fresh, lively and bright with an orange- and lemon-filled finish that’s easy to drink. 89-91 Pts.

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2011 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 89

Cedar chest, celery and dusty, cassis notes, medium bodied, with an open and accessible, spicy, fresh red and black plum personality.

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70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot create the blend. Flowers, spice, coffee and blackberry with medium body and a soft, approachable black cherry finish. 88-89 Pts

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2010 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 92

This is closing in on its prime-time drinking window, the wine offers freshness, ripe, deep red fruits, soft tannins and a juicy mouthful of sweet cassis, cherries and earth.

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The best vintage of Le Petit Mouton made yet, delivers pungent aromas of ripe black raspberries, plum, oak and fennel. There is a plush, polished feeling to the tannins, that finishes with layers of fresh, ripe, dark cherries with hints of cocoa. This is already drinking well.

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Oak, spice and blackberry aromas lead to a medium/full bodied soft textured, coffee, cassis and dark berry finish. 90-91 Pts

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Le Petit Mouton de Rothschild - From an assemblage of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the wine is spicy, with bright cassis, oak and earth in the nose. Medium bodied with fresh cassis and dark berries, this is the best vintage of this wine I recall tasting. This Pauillac will show well young. 89-91 Pts

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2009 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 91

Ready for its prime time drinking window, the wine is medium/full-bodied, with round textures and an earthy, refined blast of juicy cassis, wet earth and tobacco, with just a hint of spice in the finish.

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A solid companion to its big brother, if this was 1855, the wine would have been classified. Forward, full and elegant, with richly layered red fruits, spice and earth, the wine is round, juicy sweet and fresh. You can enjoy this now while waiting for the Mouton Rothschild to develop.

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Stone, coffee, licorice, earth, forest and cassis are found in the perfume. From a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, this medium bodied Pauillac ends with a tannic, fresh, crisp, cassis and blackberry finish.

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2008 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 91

Strict, a bit firm and under-ripe, there is a distinctive, herbal edge to the crisp red fruits and firm tannins on the palate. With 94% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, this is the highest percentage of Cabernet used in any vintage of Le Petit Mouton.

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2006 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 90

With a salty, cherry griotte, cassis, spicy and olive tapanade character, this is drinking right where it needs to be. This offers a nice, mature, medium bodied, polished, Pauillac character.

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2005 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild  (Pauillac) 92

Completely charming, textbook, medium/full bodied Pauillac that is drinking in the sweet spot. The ripe, juicy, sweet cassis and tobacco notes with a hint of cedar are ready to do their job.

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Medium bodied, soft, forward, approachable and ready for current consumption with its elegant, cedar, fresh cassis, cherry and tobacco profile.

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