About the 2015 Petit Mouton blend, Mouton-Rothschild wine estate decided to use 78% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% of Merlot, 5% of Cabernet Franc. The grapes were magnificent and fermentation took place quickly. About the contest, the wines immediately showed plenty of colour and a complete array of very intense aromas ranging from red and black fruits to spice and incense. On the nose, the exuberant and intense, almost radiant nose reveals perfectly ripe fruit which lingers on blackberry, toast, coffee and mocha aromas. Roundness and elegance combine on the attack, while the mature body, displaying a lovely velvety, almost silky texture, reveals a remarkably soft and refined mouthfeel, with a very pleasant touch of salinity. A forward but already well-integrated tannic structure gives this Pauillac a long and succulent finish on floral and fruit notes.
Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild 2015
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This second label of Mouton Rothschild is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, representing approximately 25% of the crop. Medium-deep garnet purple colored, the 2015 Le Petit Mouton opens with ripe, seductive cassis, crushed blackberries and black forest cake notes giving way to hints of menthol, new leather, chargrill and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied with a bright, racy line of refreshing acidity cutting through the generous flavors, it has a solid frame of grainy tannins and a vibrant finish. Very impressive.