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Le Petit Mouton de Mouton-Rothschild 2009

$588.00 per bottle

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Nature was particularly kind in 2009, providing conditions that favoured the vegetation cycle and helped the grapes to reach full maturity.

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Nature was particularly kind in 2009, providing conditions that favoured the vegetation cycle and helped the grapes to reach full maturity.

Winter was a little colder than usual, though in the period to March the region had 204 hours of sunshine more than the average for the last thirty years. April was very wet and May often stormy. Flowering took place rapidly and evenly around 5 June. Summer set in from mid-June, bringing remarkable levels of sunshine and little rainfall. The very fine weather and high level of hydric stress, barely alleviated by a few showers, enabled the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity. Temperatures in August were 1.4° C higher than the average. The ideal weather continued into September as cool nights alternated with hot days. The weather, encouraging the concentration of aromas and flavours and the accumulation of anthocyans, brought the crop to harvest in perfect condition.

Picking began with the Merlot on 23 September and ended with the Cabernet Sauvignon on 6 October. The grapes were extremely healthy, containing plenty of sugar, colour and fruit and showing exceptional potential. 2009 will undoubtedly go down as a vintage to match the finest.

Château Tasting   An attractive, deep, and dense red with a crimson tint. Perfectly ripe fruit can be perceived on the highly refined nose. This Petit Mouton releases an array of black fruit aromas reminiscent of blackberry and black cherry, set off by subtle notes of spice and vanilla. The attack carries its weight with elegant precision, the close-knit texture offering well-rounded tannins of remarkable construction. The initial fruit extends into a lovely, long, and structured finish. Petit Mouton stands out for its consummate elegance and remarkable harmony.
Robert Parker
Robert Parker
90-92 The second wine, the 2009 Le Petit Mouton, is the finest second wine they have ever made. Aromas of black currants, flowers, mocha, and earth jump from the glass of this fleshy, heady, full-bodied wine. The final blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, and the alcohol level is slightly higher than the Mouton's. It should drink well for 15 years.
James Suckling
James Suckling – Wine Spectator
90-93 Impressive aromas of mint, mineral, and black fruits follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and persistent finish. Dense and well-structured. 63 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 percent Merlot and 15 percent Cabernet Franc.
Name Le Petit Mouton de Mouton-Rothschild
Vintage 2009
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Pauillac
Classification 2nd Wine
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 20 years old
Production  
Soil Stones, pebbles, and sand over clay and limestone
Winemaking Hand picked. Maceration and fermentation in oak vats and stainless vats.
Ageing 18 months in new oak barrels
Website http://www.chateau-mouton-rothschild.com/
Food Pairings Beef; Mushrooms; Grilled Meat
Occasions Romantic Dinner; Celebrations; Business Dinner; Anniversary
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 20 Years