Le Petit Mouton 2012

Cult Wines Price: £2,569.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: £1,285.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Le Petit Mouton, 2012

Tasting Notes Le Petit Mouton 2012

91

The 2012 Le Petit Mouton represents 38% of the crop, which is much higher than the normal 25% that usually makes it into the second wine. Composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, it reveals similar black currant liqueur notes, but they are less intense and pervasive. Administrator Philippe Dhalluin has fashioned a wonderfully opulent, round, juicy Petit Mouton exhibiting plenty of chocolaty notes intermixed with a subtle hint of oak offered in a lush, easily understood style. Enjoy this charming, endearing Le Petit Mouton over the next 15+ years. Mouton Rothschild has produced one of the vintage's most profound wines in 2012, and possibly the -wine of the Medoc.- About 49% of the production made it into the 2012 Mouton, which is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place during the middle two weeks of October. This may be one of the few 2012s that comes close to equaling what was achieved in both 2009 and 2010, two far superior vintages.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
90-92

The 2012 Le Petit Mouton represents 38% of the crop, which is much higher than the normal 25% that usually makes it into the second wine. Composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, it reveals similar black currant liqueur notes, but they are less intense and pervasive. Administrator Philippe Dhalluin has fashioned a wonderfully opulent, round, juicy Petit Mouton exhibiting plenty of chocolaty notes intermixed with a subtle hint of oak offered in a lush, easily understood style. Enjoy this charming, endearing Le Petit Mouton over the next 15+ years. Mouton Rothschild has produced one of the vintage's most profound wines in 2012, and possibly the -wine of the Medoc.- About 49% of the production made it into the 2012 Mouton, which is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place during the middle two weeks of October. This may be one of the few 2012s that comes close to equaling what was achieved in both 2009 and 2010, two far superior vintages.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
89-91

Tasted twice en primeur at Mouton-Rothschild. The Petit Mouton is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It has a very austere nose for Petit Mouton with strong dry tobacco and graphite aromas – more like Latour than Mouton! The palate is medium-bodied with juicy black fruit laced with minerals and tobacco. This has impressive volume and length for a Le Petit Mouton with a sweet finish of small dark cherries and hints of vanilla pod. It displays fine delineation throughout. It will not be a long-term wine, but it should offer much pleasure from five or six years. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013
89

Some herbal and chocolate character with good fruit. Spices and tobacco too. Medium-to-full body. Second wine of Mouton. 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 21st 2013

Le Petit Mouton Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Le Petit Mouton 2018 Chateau Mouton Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2017 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,860.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2016 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,173.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2016 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,150.00 6x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2015 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,170.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2015 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,100.00 6x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2014 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,274.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2014 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,150.00 6x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2014 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £250.00 1x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2013 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,210.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2013 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,190.00 6x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,569.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,285.00 6x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2011 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,700.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2010 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,212.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2009 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,340.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2008 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,460.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2007 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,538.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2006 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £1,992.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2005 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,800.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2004 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,664.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2003 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,244.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2002 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,652.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2001 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,868.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £3,179.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 1999 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,280.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 1998 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,570.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 1997 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,400.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Mouton 1996 Chateau Mouton Rothschild £2,088.00 12x75cl