Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild - 2014 - Pauillac - 750 ml.
France - Bordeaux - Médoc
Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot, Bordeaux Blend
Red - Vintage: 2014 - Size: 750 ml.
An attractive deep purple color. The nose is expressive and complex, on ripe fruit aromas. After an initial contact of remarkable gentleness and refinement, the palate fills out into a full and lush body ending on a long finish.
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.
James Suckling: 93
Gun metal, blackcurrants, stones and blueberries. Sweet tobacco, too. Full-bodied, firm and powerful. Very minerally. 93% cabernet. Needs three to four years to soften. Layered and beautiful. Second wine of Mouton.
Wine Spectator: 92
Very pure, with a core of cassis and plum fruit infused with a bright anise note, draped over a solid structure. Iron-edged grip pulls everything into focus. Best from 2020 through 2030.
Wine Enthusiast: 92
With its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, this second wine of Mouton-Rothschild is packed with black currant fruit as well as the intense acidity of the vintage. The fruit is rich, ripe and dark with tannins and black plum flavors. There is spice and toast from the wood aging that will soften as the wine ages. Drink from 2023.