2015 Le Petit Mouton, Pauillac

With excellent depth to this intense and concentrated Petit Mouton, the palate is really supple and sensuous: this is a sexy wine. The tannins are ripe and grow very fast, with a slightly savoury character to the finish. Outstanding.

Critic score
92.25/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£1,336.08
Bottle
From a client
Report
6 available
£236.68
Bottle
From a client
1 available
£238.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    78% Cabernet Sauvignon
    17% Merlot
    5% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Le Petit Mouton, Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

Lively aromatic wine. Pretty sinewy and vigorous with real ripe fruit but overall dry on the end. A little austere at this point. But in the middle there is palate weight.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2016)
17/20
Decanter (April 2016)
92/100

The 2015 Le Petit Mouton opens with striking, expressive aromatics. Graphite, smoke, charcoal and blackberry jam are fused together in a deep, beautifully layered Pauillac. The 2015 is impressive from start to finish. This is an especially strong Petit Mouton endowed with real class. Tasted two times.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2016)
90—93/100

The 2015 Le Petit Mouton is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, matured in 40% new oak and the remainder one-year-old. It has a very intense bouquet for this deuxième vin, a far cry from the rustic wines produced in the 1990s. It is almost opaque, a wall of blackberry, cassis and tobacco aromas, perhaps the most powerful that I have ever tasted under this label. Over ten minutes, I noticed it become more sensual and rounded. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, like the aromatics, incredibly powerful and assertive. Wonderful delineation here, very mineral-driven with a bravura of a finish. It begged the question...is this really a second wine? Maybe they should rename it "Le Grand Mouton"? It is amazing to think how humdrum vintages of this were in the 1990s. This is a completely different wine to those.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (April 2016)
91—93/100

Very rich and chewy and polished. The soft and silky tannins coat your mouth. Full and savory. Excellent.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2016)
93—94/100

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