2018 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Le Petit Mouton Pauillac

269.95 223.10
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Winery Château Mouton Rothschild
Year 2018
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2037
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The famous Chateau Mouton Rothschild is the only chateau to be promoted to a higher category in 1973 and joined the elite of the Premiers Grand Crus. The wines of Baroness Philipine de Rothschild are known for the changing label per harvest with each time a picture by a different artist. The character of the wine is characterized by red berries and cedar with an expansion of more than 10% Merlot in the last decade. Château Mouton-Rothschild is world famous. It is located in the Bordeaux in Pauillac, on the border with Saint-Estèphe. It is next to another famous wine estate: Château Lafite-Rothschild. The winery covers 74 hectares and a lot of cabernet sauvignon, but also merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot are grown. Especially when fully ripe, the Mouton-Rothschild can be recognized by its bouquet, pure cabernet sauvignon.

Le Petit Mouton is the second label of Mouton Rothschild which consists of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. About 26% of the total vineyards of Mouton are used for Le Petit Mouton. In the glass the wine has a garnet-red purplish color. On the nose, Le Petit Mouton opens with ripe, tantalizing cassis, pressed blackberries, blueberries and then several layers with notes of menthol, new leather and espresso. In the mouth it has a solid frame of grainy tannins and a lively finish. Very impressive and we think that the word Le Petit does not cover the load. 93/100 Parker points and drinking window until 2040+

Vineyard for 2018 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Le Petit Mouton Pauillac

The vineyards of Château Mouton Rothschild are located northwest of Bordeaux, on the edge of the Medoc. Dating back to Roman times, the Medoc vineyard now covers approximately 16,500 hectares. The vines are planted on a narrow strip of land 80 km long and 5 to 10 km wide, close to the river, which irrigates the soil in depth and moderates temperature differences. Bordering the northern boundary of the forest of Les Landes, the Medoc benefits from the softness of the maritime climate while protecting it from the excesses.


In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought the Château Brane-Mouton estate at auction because he wanted to serve his own wine to his prestigious guests. The estate was located in Pauillac, in the heart of the Médoc, and would henceforth also bear its name: Château Mouton Rothschild.

In 1922, the estate was taken over by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, the great-grandson of Baron Nathaniel. 2 years later, he insists that all wine, previously delivered in tons to wine merchants in Bordeaux, be bottled in the castle in the future. This decision meant that more storage space was needed. Therefore, the spectacular 100-meter-long Grand Chai (Great Barrel Hall), designed by the architect Charles Siclis, was built in 1926. In 1962, a museum was even opened on the estate.

After a long battle by Baron Philippe, Château Mouton Rothschild finally achieved the coveted status of Premier Cru Classé in 1973, of which they were unfairly robbed in the classification of 1855. After a decree signed by Jacques Chirac, then Minister of Agriculture, it became officially confirmed.

Philippe's daughter, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, took over her father's estate and continued to modernize this beautiful family business over the years. She has transferred her excellent dedication and method to her 3 children, Camille Sereys de Rothschild, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild and Julien de Beaumarchais who continue to run the estates with the same ambition.

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Winery Château Mouton Rothschild
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2037
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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