Le Petit Mouton de Mouton-Rothschild 2016 - A.O.C Pauillac
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The 2016 Le Petit Mouton is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. It has a deep garnet-purple color and gives up an intensely plummy nose with cigar box and fallen leaves scents leading to aroma layers of kirsch, red and black currants and tilled soil. Medium-bodied with a racy line of freshness cutting through the muscular fruit and a good, firm frame of grainy tannins to support, it finishes on a lingering menthol note.
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The second wine of Château Mouton-Rothschild, this has some firmness without losing sight of the great fruit and ripe acidity that gives it a very accessible character. It should develop quickly and be ready to drink from 2022.
points on 100
The gently steeped plum and red currant fruit allows light anise, iron and cedar notes to enter slowly before taking hold on the slightly taut, savory-tinged finish. The iron element lingers longest in the end, giving this a sense of refinement. Best from 2022 through 2035.
points on 100
This is a very powerful Petit Mouton with so much rich fruit and power. Full-bodied, tannic yet polished and long. Muscular for the second wine of Mouton.
points on 100
Solid, muscular nose. Almost a bitter streak on the end it's so firm! Lots of black fruits and real juiciness. Some lift and life. A very zesty wine with admirable length. But not heavy on the flesh!
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Château Mouton Rothschild's second wine, Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild is the fruit of an exceptional terroir.

Harvested, vinified and then bottled with the same meticulous care as its big brother, it comes from a selection of the youngest vines of this illustrious Premier Cru.

The harvest is done in crates, the fermentation carried out in the Mouton oak vat, then the aging in barrels, according to traditional methods.
All the elements are therefore implemented so that the elegance and richness of a great Pauillac can be fully expressed.

In order to keep the same spirit as on her Grand Vin, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild chose for the Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild a label inspired by a drawing by the famous painter and poster artist Jean Carlu.

This label illustrates variations on the theme of the vine. Powerfully colored, it combines the sensuality of the forms with the refined geometry of the “Arts Déco” style. The drawing was made in 1927, following that which the artist had designed at the same time for the Grand Vin of the 1924 vintage.

The first vintage of Petit Mouton, dates back to 1993 - was first called “the Second Wine of Mouton Rothschild”, then from 1994, it bore its final name, with a strong identity linked to the property : “Petit Mouton” is the name of the residence of the Baroness Philippine, at the very heart of the estate.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Mouton-Rothschild
  • Type of wine
    Second Wine
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    84 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    25 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    40% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2026 and 2040
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Second Wine) from Pauillac is made with a vineyard that has an area of 84 hectares by Château Mouton-Rothschild. The average age of the vines is 25 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 17 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 40% of new barrels.


The Pauillac appellation is located on the left bank of the Gironde and brings together exceptional climatic and geological conditions, which allows it to produce very great wines. Capital of the Médoc viticole, the port city of Pauillac gave its name to the appellation. The AOC can boast of having three wines in the first five classified growths of 1855: Lafite Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. On its 1,200 ha of vines, Pauillac produces 54,000 hl of red wines each year. Note that Mouton-Rothschild also produces a white wine.
Pauillac is a jewel of the Médoc, it indeed has 18 classified growths which represent 85% of its production. Perched on a beautiful rump of gravels, its terroir is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon assembled with Merlot and to a lesser extent with Petit Verdot and Malbec.