Colour: An attractive, deep and dense red with a crimson tint.
Aroma: 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.
Palate: The attack carries its weight with elegant precision, the well-built texture offering well-rounded and powerful tannins. The initial fruit extends into a lovely, long and structured finish.
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 63%, Merlot 22%, Cabernet Franc 15%
History of Mouton Rothschild
In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, wishing to serve his own wine to his prestigious guests, buys Château Brane-Mouton at an auction. The estate, at Pauillac in the heart of the Médoc, will henceforth bear his name: Château Mouton Rothschild.
In 1973, Mouton was elevated to “first growth” status after decades of intense lobbying by its powerful and influential owner. This prompted a change of motto: previously, the motto of the wine was Premier ne puis, second ne daigne, Mouton suis. (“First, I cannot be. Second, I do not deign to be. Mouton I am.”), and it was changed to Premier je suis, Second je fus, Mouton ne change. (“First, I am. Second, I used to be. Mouton does not change.”)
In 2003, Château Mouton Rothschild celebrates its 150th anniversary. Baroness Philippine left Mouton magnificently enlarged and modernised. Now her three children are united in the same ambition.