Petit Mouton 2020
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Mouton Rothschild
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
Grapes Varieties: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot
Classification: 2nd Wine of Chateau Mouton Rothschild Production:
Alcohol: Packing: Original Wooden Case of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:JS=97-98 This is very, very layered with gorgeous fruit and velvety tannins. Hints of chocolate. Full-bodied and chewy with soft, fine tannins. 72% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot and 4% cabernet franc. Gorgeous second wine. AG=95. WA=93 The 2020 Le Petit Mouton benefits from the fact that the grand vin this year derives almost exclusively from the estate's core gravel terraces, meaning that many parcels that were included in, for example, the 2018 Mouton ended up in the Petit Mouton in 2020. Offering up aromas of cassis, cigar wrapper and violets, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a broad attack and a layered, concentrated mid-palate.