Robert Parker 89-91
Since Mouton-Rothschild itself this year derives exclusively from the two plateaus that always make up the core of the blend, the 2021 Le Petit Mouton benefits from the inclusion of parcels that often make it into the grand vin. Exhibiting aromas of creme de cassis, mint, cigar wrapper, violets and espresso roast, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and fleshy, with a rich core of fruit, powdery tannins, succulent acids and a persistent finish. Characterful and beautifully made, I wonder if I’m being a little severe with my score?
Area under vines: 83 hectares
Average age of the vines: 44 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Ageing: 19 to 22 months in new oak barrels
- Cabernet Sauvignon 81%
- Merlot 15%
- Cabernet Franc 3%
- Petit Verdot 1%
Second wine: Le Petit Mouton
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
Other wine: Aile d’Argent
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